Chelsea in U-turn on Frank Lampard after starting talks on contract extension

Image: Frank Lampard: Positive talks with Chelsea over new contract

Chelsea look to have made a U-turn on Frank Lampard with talks understood to have begun on extending his contract.

Whether he stays at Stamford Bridge or not, Lampard is aiming to give himself the best opportunity to be part of the England squad for next year's World Cup in Brazil. "Maybe the World Cup is within reach but I'm certainly not getting carried away," he said. "I know how football is and from squad to squad it can change, and when you get to the age of 34, 35 this summer, people do look upon things differently and fair enough. "I'm very understanding of where I'm at in my career. "But if I can continue playing for Chelsea and continue contributing here, whether it's starting or as a valuable squad member, and when I do my bit, then the World Cup is getting a bit nearer. "It's certainly a target for me and, yes, I will try to keep playing at a good enough level to get there. It's a target. "I won't retire from England before that, put it that way." To find out more about live football on Sky Sports, Click here

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