Chelsea Open Talks With Lampard Over New Deal After Abramovich U-Turn

By on February 7, 2013

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Chelsea have opened talks with Frank Lampard over a new deal after a sensational U-turn by owner Roman Abramovich, according to the Daily Mail.

Lampard looked set to leave Chelsea when his contract expires in the summer after reportedly being told he wouldn’t be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

However, the 34-year-old has been in excellent form in recent months after recovering from a calf injury that hampered him during the first half of the season and he has now scored 10 goals in just 17 Premier League appearances, as well as scoring the winner for England in a 2-1 win over Brazil on Wednesday night.

Chelsea fans have been begging owner Abramovich to back down and offer Lampard a new deal as they did with Ashley Cole and it seems they may just get their wish.

The Daily Mail claim that the Russian billionaire has had a change of heart and opened preliminary talks with the midfielder over a new deal last week, with initial talks said to be ‘positive’ and the club will now follow up with a firm offer.

The report suggests the player isn’t short of offers from overseas with the likes of PSG and LA Galaxy said to be interested, but Lampard has always maintained he wants to extend his 12-year stay at Chelsea as he closes in on Bobby Tambling’s goal-scoring record of 202 goals, so it would be no surprise if a deal was agreed with the Blues.

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It was noble of Chelsea to try and freshen up their squad with younger players but you can’t hide from the fact that veterans like Cole and Lampard still have plenty to offer even if they are the wrong side of 30. It would be criminal to let an asset like Lamps leave for nothing and I fully expect the midfielder to sign an extension with the Blues – if the club have any sense.

Do Chelsea fans want Lampard to sign a new deal? Get involved in the comments section below.

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5 Comments

  1. umar

    February 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I think you have answered the quetion in the main article, ‘chelsea fans have been begging the owner, Abramovich to back down and offer Lampard a new deal as they did with Ashley Cole’

  2. enochnkrumah

    February 7, 2013 at 11:53 am

    lampard is a great footballer and greaest among the squard of chelsea compare him to zola and you will see that he has done a lot for chelsea,he still has a lot to do so lets keep him till he retires.he is realy a legend.

  3. Rick Gilhome

    February 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    If Chelsea use Lampard and Cole as Man U uses Giggs and Scholes, they could be with Chelsea for another 5 years!

  4. Sauxboy

    February 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Best decsion the club will have made all season!!!!! Legend!!!

  5. Abdi Martins

    February 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Absolutely, you don’t throw away one of your best assets over the past decade.

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