Chelsea confident of keeping Frank Lampard this summer

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Chelsea are confident of keeping Frank Lampard at the club this summer and signing him to a new deal, reports suggest.

This is according to The Daily Mail, who suggest that the Blues will turn their attentions to Lampard after captain and fellow club stalwart John Terry ended speculation about his own future yesterday by agreeing to a new one-year extension that will keep him in West London until 2015.

Lampard - who has been with Chelsea ever since his move from West Ham back in 2001 - is also set to see his current deal at Stamford Bridge expire shortly, although it seems that the club and indeed manager Jose Mourinho are keen to ensure that he does not leave just yet.

Although obviously past his peak, it is obvious to see what Lampard still brings to the Chelsea side in his advancing years.

A veteran of three Premier League title-winning campaigns, the England midfielder - who could also prove vital at international level this summer after being named in Roy Hodgson's squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil - has a wealth of experience at the elite level.

Although he may no longer be required to start on a weekly basis at Chelsea, Lampard is obviously trusted by Mourinho and the Portuguese clearly does not want to lose players of such influence and who possess such enduring quality.

While it is unclear whether a potential new contract offer will lead to Lampard having to take a paycut of some sort, it is believed that the 35-year-old currently earns approximately £125,000-per-week at Chelsea.

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