Frank Lampard has revealed that there was a strong possibility that he could have left Chelsea at the end of last season, reports The Metro.
In an interview with FourFourTwo, the Blues veteran insisted that he would have moved abroad, if he had not been offered a new deal with the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Despite some reports linking him with a move to Premier League champions Manchester United, Lampard has now claimed that he wouldn't have joined another club in England's elite division.
Speaking to FourFourTwo, Lampard said: "Yes, there was [a genuine possibility of leaving] because at one stage I was out of contract and I wasn’t going to get a new one.
"It was the first time I had been in that situation, so I had to open my eyes to going elsewhere. But I didn’t want to leave because I still have a lot to offer.
"If I had left I would have gone abroad, I just can’t imagine myself playing for another Premier League team after such a long career at Chelsea."
The Chelsea midfielder will now be turning his attention to his side's clash with Fulham today. Jose Mourinho's side will be hoping to continue their title charge as they currently sit top of the Premier League table.
And it remains to be seen as to whether Lampard will be handed a start by the Portuguese tactician this afternoon.
However, Lampard will certainly play a key role for Chelsea between now and the end of the season as they go in search of trophy success.