Lampard makes Blues pledge

03 January 2008 03:50
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard claims he would be happy to finish his career at Stamford Bridge. Lampard, 29, has just 18 months remaining on his current contract and has continually been linked with a move to Spain with Barcelona since the summer. However, the England midfielder claims he loves life with the Blues and would be happy to commit the rest of his career to the club. "I want to stay at this club for the rest of my career," he told the London Evening Standard. "I do not think I would receive the love I get from the Chelsea fans anywhere else. I would love another six or seven years of it. "On a scale of one to ten, Chelsea is a ten for me in terms of importance. "Everyone around me knows how much Chelsea means to me. In my life my family comes first but Chelsea comes second. "I'm at a club I love and living in an area I love." Meanwhile, Lampard insists there is no reason to be concerned after talks over a new contract were put on ice earlier in the season. He added: "Nothing has changed since the club and I decided that we wouldn't talk until the end of the season. "But I don't want the fans to think there is anything sinister about it because I'm desperate to get it done. "I see that Peter Osgood is on 150 goals for the club and I'd love to get to that level. "I think I will carry on playing until I am around 35. I like to think I'm pretty fit and don't rely on pace to get me through a game. "Plus I will keep improving the more experience I get."

Source: ESA