Frank Lampard insists he will sit down with Chelsea and discuss his future this summer but is adamant he is fully focused on tomorrow night’s Champions League final against Manchester United.
The England midfielder has been linked with Inter Milan in some reports today - though Chelsea tonight insisted there has been no contact or offer made by the Italian club – and for his part Lampard is determined not to let anything distract him from the clash with United at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Lampard said: “I’m very happy at Chelsea, it’s been the best days of my career. My future will be sorted out in the summer, myself and the club have said we want to speak about my contract in the summer. Now is not the time to think about that.”
The former West Ham star is hoping to make it a “family double” after his uncle Harry Redknapp won the FA Cup with Portsmouth.
“I was at Wembley on Saturday to see Harry win it and it was a great day for the family,” Lampard added.
“For what he has given to the game he deserves that. I’m sure he and all the Redknapp family will be supporting me tomorrow night and it would be great to make it a family double.”
Asked whether his penalty against Liverpool in the semi-final – in his first game back in the team following his mother’s death – was a defining moment, Lampard said: “That was a big moment for me but tomorrow is the defining moment for the team. Some of our players have won the Champions League, a lot of us haven’t.
“My defining moment will be if I can be among the team lifting the cup, that will top anything I did in semi-final.”
Chelsea boss Avram Grant did not wish to be drawn on what his own future would hold after the final.
Asked whether he would walk away after the game, he said: “Why? We are here today 11 days after the league (finished). If it was a normal season for Chelsea we would be on vacation, we are here because we are here for the most important game for clubs in the world, the Champions League final.
“You need to respect everyone at Chelsea and ask questions about the final, not about me.”