Lampard gets pay boost
By Chris Harvey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Frank Lampard seems certain to stay at Chelsea after receiving a big pay rise.
Frank Lampard seems certain to remain a Chelsea player after receiving a big pay rise.
Speculation has been mounting that the England midfielder could be looking to leave Stamford Bridge after failing to sign a new contract.
The speculation intensified after colleague John Terry penned a massive £131,000-a-week new deal.
But Lampard's agent, Steve Kutner, says his client has already received a huge pay increase to put him in line with the club's top earners.
The midfielder was already believed to be earning £95,000 per week but a clause in his current contract has seen him receive a pay boost. A further increase will follow next July when he will have just one year left on his deal.
Kutner insists there is no hurry for Lampard to sign on the dotted line and told the News of the World: "If Frank wanted to get away from Chelsea he could have easily done it by now - but of course he hasn't.
"That's because he is 100 per cent happy and totally committed.
"He is very happy with his current contract and very relaxed in the on-going talks about a new long-term deal.
"As part of his existing contract he has just received a sizeable escalation in his salary - and that will be repeated on 1st July next year to keep him there, even if a new deal has still to be agreed."