Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is determined to push on with a senior player clearout - including Frank Lampard.

The Sunday Mirror says AVB is on a mission to get the high earning and ageing players off Chelsea's books.

Nicolas Anelka has left and Didier Drogba is set to follow him in the summer leaving Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry as the last of the high earners at the club.

Terry is in a problematic ­situation with a court case on the horizon that could see him leave Chelsea if it goes against him. Cole is still highly rated by Villa-Boas while Lampard has to decide whether to put money before football.

He can continue to pick up £150,000 a week for 18 months and play a minor role or decide to move on for the guarantee of regular football elsewhere.