Found March 05, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has refused to be drawn on Frank Lampard's future at the club. Lampard's Chelsea contract runs out at the end of the season when he would be free to leave Stamford Bridge after 12 years. It was reported in some outlets on Tuesday that Gourlay had suggested talks with the 34-year-old midfielder had begun over a new deal, but the club quickly claimed he had been misquoted before posting his comments on their official website. Speaking at a press conference to promote a forthcoming pre-season trip to Asia, Gourlay refused to confirm or deny talks with Lampard. "I am not prepared to discuss this (Lampard's future) at this time," he said. "Obviously conversations must remain confidential between the club and the players at all times so that is as much as I can say." Chelsea have previously refused to talk about any possible discussions with their players, including Lampard, and remained tight-lipped on Tuesday. Lampard's potential exit is one of a couple of off-field issues to overshadow the club as the season enters its final quarter. Interim manager Rafael Benitez confirmed last week that his tumultuous spell in charge would come to an end at the end of the season, with some speculation he may go before then. While Chelsea's fans have shown their desire to see Benitez leave, the opposite is true of Lampard, following his glittering career in west London. He is just one strike away from becoming only the second Chelsea player to score 200 goals for the club and is three behind Bobby Tambling's overall club record. Lampard's agent Steve Kutner claimed in January that the club had told him and the midfielder that he would "not be offered a contract under any circumstances". Despite that, Lampard has remained a key part of the Blues' first team this season. The England international has scored 13 goals in all competitions, despite playing a more withdrawn role, as the Blues continue to compete on three fronts. Chelsea currently sit fourth in the Premier League, the final Champions League qualification place, while they are alive in both the FA Cup and Europa League . At present Lampard is free to talk with other clubs about a move, with Major League Soccer side the Los Angeles Galaxy previously linked with the player, although no offers have been made public.

Chelsea denies holding Lampard talks

Chelsea have denied reports that they are in discussions with England midfielder Frank Lampard over a new contract. Lampard is currently set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer when his current deal expires. Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay was, however, quoted on Tuesday as saying that talks had begun with the 34-year-old midfielder. Chelsea quickly refuted the reports...

Chelsea still not interested in keeping Frank Lampard

Chelsea still not interested in keeping Frank Lampard - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea midfielder Frank Lampard’s future with the club is still in the dark after club chief executive Ron Gourlay denied reports that the Blues are in talks with the midfielder over a new contract. Chelsea denies being in talks with Frank Lampard The 34-year-old midfielder, who spent 12...

Lampard holds talks with Chelsea

Chelsea have confirmed they are in talks with England international Frank Lampard about an extension to his deal. The 34-year-old midfielder's current deal runs out at the end of the season, and until recently there appeared little prospect of a new one. But Lampard's form has forced Chelsea to rethink, and chief executive Ron Gourlay said: "Discussions are ongoing...
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