Chelsea will hand Lampard new 12-month deal

Chelsea are ready to offer Frank Lampard a new, one-year contract.

Chelsea are ready to offer Frank Lampard a new, one-year contract.

The Independent says Lampard's Chelsea career looks set to extend beyond next month and into another season as there is a willingness from the club to offer him a one-year extension, once the new manager is in place this summer.

The saga has run all season with unhappiness among supporters that Lampard, 34, has been allowed to drift out of contract despite his desire to stay. The mood has changed lately at the club and that a one-year deal, on around his current pay scale, will be offered to him.

The announcement of a new contract would not be made until after the season is over, and most likely when a new manager arrives.

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