England midfielder Frank Lampard signs a one-year contract extension with Chelsea
England midfielder Frank Lampard has signed a new one-year deal with Chelsea.
The 34-year-old’s contract was due to expire this summer, but he has now reached an agreement to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard is the third-highest appearance maker in the Blues’ history, having played 608 times for the club.
Last Saturday, he broke Bobby Tambling’s all-time Chelsea goalscoring record with a brace against Aston Villa, which took his tally to 203.
And Lampard is happy to have penned fresh terms with the Roman Abramovich-owned side.
He said: 'I'm absolutely delighted. Everybody knows I always maintained the dream was to stay at Chelsea.
“We've been talking for ages and even though it went on for quite a period it was always amicable.
“I want to thank Mr Abramovich for everything he's done in making the dream a reality.
“I love this club, the staff, the players and especially the supporters, who have treated me fantastically since the day I arrived.
“The thought of helping the club to more success in the forthcoming years is all I ever wanted. I couldn't be happier.”
Since signing from West Ham United in 2001, Lampard has won the UEFA Champions League, three Premier League titles and four FA Cups.
He has also won the League Cup twice and captained the Blues to the UEFA Europa League crown against Benfica on Wednesday night.