Lampard now has less than two years remaining on his contract and Chelsea must make a decision soon on whether to allow him to run down his contract yet further or sell him.

But Grant, even though he admits he has not had time to attend to such matters, wants the England midfielder to stay.

Grant declared: "I have only been in the job two or three weeks and I need to take care of things on the pitch but I am very happy with Frank and I want him to have a future at Chelsea. I want him to stay."