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Lampard "desperate" for Drogba to stay with Chelsea

Frank Lampard is "desperate" to see Didier Drogba pen a new deal with Chelsea.

Drogba, 34, snubbed Chelsea's offer of a one-year contract extension, while they in turn refused to bow to his demands for a two-year deal.

Lampard said: "I'm desperate for him to stay. He is a magnificent player. He's a machine.

"His body is a machine, when you look at him stripped down. He's lost no pace, he's lost none of his finishing instinct.

"As a man, I love Didier and whatever he decides to do, whether he stays or whatever, he has been a hero for this club and will go down as a legend."

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