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Chelsea refuse to meet Lampard, Robben contract demands

Chelsea won't consider meeting major new contract demands from Frank Lampard and Arjen Robben.

The Mail on Sunday says sources at Chelsea indicate that the club have been wholly unmoved by Lampard's recent statements in the media, asking for a swift resolution to his contract talks, and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has no formal meetings planned to resolve the issue.

Lampard has rejected the club's offer of a new contract worth £110,000 a week and is understood to want pay parity with Michael Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko, who earn about £130,000 a week.

Reports in Spain that Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Robben's representatives for the 23-year-old winger have also left Chelsea unimpressed, even though Real president Ramon Calderon has become increasingly frenetic in his pursuit of the player.

The Dutchman has yet to sign a new deal, worth about £90,000 a week, which was offered to him at the end of last season.

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