He said: "(Roman) Abramovich has decided to only hold contract discussions once the season is over. I don’t want to pass judgment on that, and I have to accept it. But it is becoming rather tight in terms of time."
Ballack wants Chelsea deal locked away before World Cup
Michael Ballack wants his Chelsea future clarified before the World Cup. Ballack, 33, will become a free agent this summer and has been linked with Panathinaikos and Schalke.