Football

Frank Lampard ready to sign new Chelsea deal

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Chelsea icon Frank Lampard is ready to join teammate and fellow club stalwart John Terry in pledging his immediate future to the Blues.

This is according to The Daily Express, who report that Lampard - whose current deal at Stamford Bridge is set to expire this summer - is ready to commit to a new-one year contract at the club following his return from international duty with England.

The same source further reports that both parties are close to an agreement, which could see Lampard having to take a slight reduction to his current £150,000-per-week wages.

Such news is surely likely to delight Chelsea fans, with midfielder Lampard having established himself as arguably one of the most-celebrated players in the club's long history since moving from London rivals West Ham over a decade ago.

As is always inevitable with players once they reach a certain age, however, Lampard is obviously not quite as influential in orchestrating play now as he once was.

With Jose Mourinho looking to bring further success to the club, though, his experience obviously remains absolutely vital moving forward.

Indeed, such knowledge is also crucial for his country, with England boss Roy Hodgson having frequently spoken of the benefits of Lampard's presence ahead of the Three Lions's 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil.

Hodgson confirmed Lampard as England's vice-captain earlier this week, a role he also carries out behind Terry - who signed a new Chelsea deal of his own recently - at domestic level.

So while it looks like Chelsea will still be able to rely upon both Terry and Lampard next season, the future still looks incredibly uncertain for long-time teammate Ashley Cole.

While it does not appear to have been totally confirmed that he will leave the club following the expiration of his contract, it looks likely that he will move on judging by his recent tweets and the constant media speculation concerning his potential suitors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Chelsea
Football
Premier League
Frank Lampard

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again