Benitez coy on Lampard future

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez has offered no guarantees that Frank Lampard will see out the season at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 19/12/12 at 11:07 Post Comment

Frank Lampard: Will see his current contract expire at the end of the season

Frank Lampard: Will see his current contract expire at the end of the season

The experienced midfielder has already revealed that no discussions have been held regarding an extension to his current contract with the Premier League club, which is due to expire in the summer.

Benitez has also hinted that Lampard's future lies away from west London, with Chelsea prepared to part with senior stars and turn one eye to the future.

The Spaniard has offered no indication that the Blues will be altering that stance any time soon, with the likes of Queens Park Rangers, Monaco and LA Galaxy strongly linked with the 34-year-old as a result.

It has even been suggested that Lampard could head for the exits in January and Benitez, while full of praise for the England international's dedication to the cause, has refused to rule out a winter deal.

Asked if Lampard could be on the move in the New Year, Benitez said: "The future of players is always the same. I can't say too much.

"He is fully committed to every training session and every game.

"He is an important player for us but I can't say too much about how he feels (regarding his future). I'm happy with his attitude."

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City respond to Chelsea's victory by winning at West Brom

Manchester City won 3-1 at West Brom to reduce the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League back to three points.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers hails Liverpool resilience after clean sheet at Burnley

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with how his side held off Burnley's pressure to win 1-0.

Premier League: Swansea City beat Aston Villa 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium

Gylfi Sigurdsson's sumptuous free-kick helped Swansea City to a 1-0 victory against Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property