Lampard focused on Blues

07 June 2007 03:13
Frank Lampard expects to be at Chelsea next season despite speculation linking the England midfielder with a move to Spain. The 27-year-old still has two years remaining on his existing contract but has seen discussions on a new deal with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy stall in recent weeks. However, the former West Ham United midfielder insists he is looking forward to a summer holiday before attempting to prise the Premier League trophy back from newly-crowned champions Manchester United next season. Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the England star, who cost the Blues £11million from West Ham six years ago. He said: "I am looking forward to a summer. It's been a very long season. The last few seasons have all been long. "I've got a clear month now and I am looking forward to resting a lot. "I've felt tired at different stages of my career. Sometimes you feel tired at Christmas when you are bogged down with games. "It's just a matter of resting at the right times and now I've got a good summer. "But I am looking forward to a good season with Chelsea where we want to win the league next year. "It is important we come back firing and do that."

Source: ESA