Unhappy Lampard may leave

09 July 2008 10:27
Reports suggest Frank Lampard may have decided to end his seven-year stay at Chelsea to start a new chapter in his career with Internazionale. The 30-year-old is believed to be upset after new Blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari announced at his first Stamford Bridge press conference on Tuesday that the England international was willing to commit his long-term future to the club. Almost immediately Lampard's agent, Steve Kutner, issued a statement stating the midfielder's position was still "completely unresolved". It has been suggested that Lampard wants a five-year deal while the club are only prepared to offer him a four-year contract. Inter boss Jose Mourinho is believed to have offered an increased bid of almost £8million for Lampard after having an initial approach rejected by Chelsea. Scolari had earlier said: "I like Lampard as a player and as a person. He said to me I want to stay. I said okay. I am happy you stay with us. "Now it's a business conversation for Lampard and the club. Money is not my business. My work is done. "I did not sign Deco to replace Lampard. I want good players for all positions. They can play together, they have different qualities."

Source: ESA

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