17 May 2013

Lampard signs one-year extension

5:40 am on 17 May 2013

Frank Lampard has signed a one-year contract extension with the English Premier League football club Chelsea.

The west London club's record goalscorer, Lampard will remain at Stamford Bridge for a 13th season.

The 34-year-old England midfielder broke Bobby Tambling's all-time Chelsea scoring record of 202 goals this month but had been set to move on after not being in the club's plans for the next season.

Lampard says he's delighted as everyone knows he always wanted to stay at Chelsea, and he couldn't be happier.

Lampard, who captained Chelsea in their Europa League final against Benfica in Amsterdam on Wednesday after John Terry failed to recover from injury, joined the London club from West Ham in 2001.

In his time at Chelsea, he was won the Champions League, the Premier League three times, the FA Cup four times and the League Cup twice.

Chelsea are third in the Premier League with one match to play and are sure to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Lampard said last week that he would love to see the return to Chelsea of Jose Mourinho, who has been tipped to leave Real Madrid and take over from interim manager Rafael Benitez.