This Chelsea legend is set for new contract, but two others will likely leave

By on February 1, 2014

Frank Lampard looks certain to extend his Chelsea stay by at least one year. Jose Mourinho wants to keep him at the club, but is happy to let two veterans leave.

Lampard, 36 in June, has played a reduced – but still effective – role in central midfield behind the likes of Oscar and Eden Hazard. The Chelsea legend wants to start studying for his FA coaching badges, with the goal of a Chelsea coaching position.

It appears Jose Mourinho is less than enamored with the possibility of signing Ashley Cole and John Terry to long-term deals.

Ashley Cole and John Terry – both 33 – were some of the first names on Chelsea’s teamsheets during Mourinho’s fruitful stay at Stamford Bridge. They are both out of contract in the summer and could leave.

Cole will likely be in England’s World Cup squad, but Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta and Serbian Branislav Ivanovic are Mourinho’s preferred full-back pairing. Cole could end up in Major League Soccer. While, John Terry may be target for Premier League clubs while Turkish sides Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are keen on the Blues’ captain.

Chelsea signed a potential John Terry replacement earlier in the week, and Luke Shaw has been linked with a move Stamford to replace Cole.

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