Lampard desperate to land new Chelsea deal

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Frank Lampard says he remains hopeful of staying at Chelsea next season.

The veteran midfielder is out of contract in the summer and is yet to agree a new deal to keep him at the club he joined from West Ham in 2001.

Speculation has been rife that Chelsea are on the verge of offering a new contract, but with just three games of the season left, Lampard's future hangs in the balance with offers from America and China said to be on the table.

"I've always said that I wanted to spend all my career here and I think everyone knows that," Lampard said of his future.

Asked if he could have done any more to earn a new deal, Lampard admitted: "Maybe I could do more, you can always do more but I've been pretty pleased [with his form].

"I just want to contribute and I want to keep doing that for the last three games."

The 34-year-old is on the verge of becoming Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer, with just one goal separating him from equalling Bobby Tambling's 202 goal tally.

If Lampard is not offered a new deal he will have just three games to score the two goals he requires to break the record, including the Europa League final against Benfica.

Interim boss Rafa Benitez revealed Lampard will start against Aston Villa on Saturday, but wouldn't confirm he would play in the final in Amsterdam on May 15.


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