Chelsea star Frank Lampard has indicated that this season may be his last for the English giants, in comments likely to fuel speculation about a possible move to China even though there are hushed discussions that he could be a shock target for Arsenal.
The 34-year old who has bot started a match for Chelsea since aggravating a calf problem in October, has his contract expiring in June but has yet to be approached by the club with an offer of contract extension.
“There have been no talks… about an extension,” Lampard said.
Lampard who came on as a 63rd minute substitute in the 3-1 victory over Monterrey in the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup, said he felt he could still compete at the highest level for a while yet.
“I’m not the kind of player to see out my time and sit with my bum on the bench too much. I want to be involved. That’s my character. I will keep trying to do that, whatever the circumstances.
“I can’t predict anything but I feel like I have two or three years at least in me at the top level,” Lampard told the Japanese agency.
“It is not for me to decide on this one. It’s up to the club. Whatever happens, I have had a great time at Chelsea. I am determined to play a few more years and see what pans out in the near future.
“But it is not for me to decide on this one. It’s up to the club.
“Whatever happens, I have had a great time at Chelsea.”
Lampard has spent 11 seasons at Stamford Bridge and was a central part of the Roman Abramovich SW6 glory era.