Should Frank Lampard leave Chelsea this summer?

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It's now official, Frank Lampard has become Chelsea's all-time top scorer - a second-half double against Aston Villa put him ahead of Bobby Tambling with 203 goals for the club.

Not bad for a midfielder, eh?

The England international has been an overwhelming phenomenon in an all star Chelsea side for 12 years now, and despite age not being on his side - he is a month shy of his 35th birthday - the midfielder must still be considered amongst the elite crop in Europe. 

203 goals in 12 years would be a great track record for any striker, never mind a midfielder - 20 of those goals have come this season now with the double scored at Villa Park.

It's quite shockingly really that such a high-profile player, a loyal servant to the club and ever-consistent performer has been allowed to have his contract run down into the last year and now could become a free agent in the summer.

Talk of whether Lampard will be offered a new contract has taken many twists and turns this season, which must undoubtedly prick up the ears of many of the elite clubs around Europe, while MLS clubs may see Lampard as a marquee signing.

Recently it's been rumoured the Londoner has been offered a deal, but those rumours were scotched earlier this month. Chief executive Ron Gourlay has confirmed talks are "ongoing" but that talks will remain "private". This cloud of privacy only fuels speculation - and the player's stock couldn't be higher as the 6th highest goalscorer in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho's rumoured return could play a part in whether a new contract is offered as the pair have had a good working relationship in the past and have a high opinion of one another. 

Could Lampard be the potential free transfer signing of the summer for one club? This could be his final chance for another big move in his career.

What do you think he should do?


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