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.
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