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Frank Lampard's thoughts are on England as he prepares to lead the side out against Chile on Friday, but he has half an eye on Chelsea and has made it clear he wants a new contract.
Lampard is in the final year of his Chelsea contract and there has been talk of him heading to play in MLS.
The midfielder has conceded, per a report from the Mail's Neil Ashton, he would have to consider his future if an offer is not forthcoming. However, his desire is to remain at Stamford Bridge for one more season.
Ashton has the quotes:
I feel good. I want to play for a few more years and I’d love to do that at Chelsea for as long as they want me and for as long as I feel I’m contributing there.
There’s a long season still to go, we’re not even at Christmas yet, but I hope to keep performing.
If the time came when Chelsea said 'thanks very much for your service', I’d have to look at that one.
Looking to Friday's game with Chile, Lampard says his place in the squad for next summer's World Cup is not guaranteed.
The Star's David Woods has the quotes:
You have to worry about yourself and perform as well as you can.
If you end up looking around at others wondering who's performing better, you take your eye off the ball. I'm not silly. I understand that, with age and at different parts of your career, you have different challenges.
I'm very determined in my challenge to show the manager, regardless of age—and he's always said it doesn't matter if you're 17 or 35 going on 36, he'll not look at you any differently, so that's nice to hear. The rest is up to me.