May 21, 2013
Lampard says this could be his last season at Chelsea
Chelsea's veteran midfielder Frank Lampard wants to play on for two or three more years but says this campaign could be his last at Stamford Bridge.
The 34-year-old England international's contract comes to an end this season and talks have yet to take place on a new deal.
"Nothing has been said," the Chelsea vice-captain told reporters after today's 3-1 victory over Mexican side Monterrey in the Club World Cup semi-finals.
"Talks about a one-year extension, a two-year extension, don't exist. The ball is in Chelsea's court," said Lampard.
"Whatever happens I've had a great time with Chelsea - maybe things don't last forever. Although I want it to last forever, you have to be big enough to know what the situation is."
Lampard, who has won everything there is to win in English football and also landed the European Champions League trophy in Munich in May, is desperate to prolong his 11-year stay at Chelsea.
"I'm not the kind of player to just see out my time and sit on the bench. I want to be involved," added Lampard who has just returned to the Chelsea side after a six-week injury layoff.
"That's my character. I will keep trying to do that whatever the circumstances."
Lampard has been linked by the media with a move to David Beckham's former club, Los Angeles Galaxy, and to China where ex-Chelsea team mates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka now play.
"I can't predict anything," said Chelsea's third highest scorer on 189 goals. "But I feel like I have two or three years at least in me at the top level.
"It's not for me to decide this one, it's up to the club. I am determined to play for a few more years and see what pans out in the near future."