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Chelsea's Benitez coy on Lampard exit rumours

Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez suggests speculation regarding Frank Lampard and a possible January departure will be dealt with in-house.

Recent reports indicate that the veteran midfielder is on the verge of exiting the Stamford Bridge doors after told he would not be getting a new deal with the Blues but Benitez played coy on the situation when quizzed after Wednesday's 1-0 win at Carrow Road.

"We don't talk about speculation, that is a conversation between Frank and the club," said Benitez.

"We have to do our job which is to try and prepare the team for the next game.

"To be fair I do not pay too much attention [to the rumours] because I have to concentrate on the games.

"Some things in the newspapers is something every club has to manage with."

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