Chelsea Transfer News: John Terry Hints At Frank Lampard's Exit
Chelsea senior pro Frank Lampard (Photo: Reuters)
Chelsea's John Terry has joined the host of voices which are fuelling rumors of Frank Lampard's exit from Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea captain, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, posted his picture with teammate Lampard on his Instagram account.
The caption of the picture reads: "Devastated is an understatement. We should retire the number 8 shirt in honor of Lamps."
Later the former England captain added a picture of Lampard celebrating their Champions League victory last season. He even commented on the picture saying, "I have seen Franks agents quotes on sky yesterday. That's all I'm going on nothing more."
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Lampard's agent Steve Kutner was quoted in the Italian media as saying that the attacking playmaker was "certain" to leave Stamford Bridge.
Kutner later denied that the 34-year-old would be exiting Blues during the January transfer window.
However, Kutner told BBC 5Live that he "hasn't spoken to anybody about Lampard's future and hasn't given any interview about it".
Lampard will be a free agent in the summer and it has been widely speculated that he is on the lookout for a new club.
The England international has said he has is to start negotiations with the club as far as signing his new contract is concerned.
"Talks about one-year extension, two-year extension don't exist. At the minute, nothing has been said," Lampard was quoted as saying by ESPN Soccernet.
"I feel like I've had a good year, particularly from where we were in February to playing, what I like to think, was a big part."
"I can't predict anything but I feel like I have two or three years at least in me at the top level. It is not for me to decide on this one. It's up to the club."
"Whatever happens, I have had a great time at Chelsea. The ball is in their court. I've had a great, great time here. Maybe things don't last forever. Although I want it to last forever, you have to be big enough to know what it is. I am not the kind of player to see out my time and sit with my bum on the bench too much."
"I want to be involved. That is my character. I will keep trying to do that, whatever the circumstances."
"People say when you are older you shouldn't play so many games but you need some sort of regularity to playing. Any player will tell you that."