Chelsea prepared to cash in on Lampard
Chelsea are convinced they must not allow Lampard and his advisers to call the contract shots. It is believed Lampard is aiming to be the highest paid player at the club. A target wage of £150,000 a week would be about £20,000 more than the current top earners such as captain John Terry, Michael Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko.
At the moment Lampard's deal, which has lucrative increments built in, surpasses £115,000 a week.