Chelsea boss Benitez insists Lampard departure not decided

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez insists Frank Lampard could still stay at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez insists Frank Lampard could still stay at Stamford Bridge.

Asked this weekend whether there was a chance Lampard might depart as early as the January transfer window, Benitez explained:

"When I was asked the other day, maybe it was a misunderstanding or maybe my English was not good enough, but the situation I know is that they are finishing their contracts [in the summer]. Past that, I do not know.

"I know that Frank is happy here and he is a player that is part of the leadership, he is one of the important players, but I do not know about his future.

"So I cannot say yes or no, he will stay or he will leave, in January or even at the end of the season. At this moment, I do not know."

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