Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard wants to stay with the club and is ready to hold talks over his future.

The 34-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with his contract due to expire next summer, and accepts negotiations over a new deal are in the club's hands but is keen to pass on his experience to the younger players.

Speaking on the squad's pre-season tour of the United States, Lampard was quoted as saying in several newspapers: "I've had a great time playing for Chelsea and I hope I can prolong it. In an ideal world I'd finish here and keep giving what I have given over the past 10 years."

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