The 34-year-old has been linked with a move away from
Speaking on the squad's pre-season tour of
"I'm ready to sit down and talk to Chelsea whenever they want to but it's not the same as when you are 25. Then they come to you or you knock the door down with a couple of years to go to extend it. When you get into your thirties you accept it's not that way any more."
He added: "Chelsea will always be my club regardless of what happens now in terms of my playing days. I'd love to be able to offer the hand of experience and just be a presence there. But, in playing terms, I do need to feel I can do it. I wouldn't be fulfilled if I wasn't."
One of the players Lampard will be hoping to help next term will be
The 20-year-old is part of
Oscar, full name Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior, is a product of the Sao Paulo youth set-up.
He left the capital for Internacional in
Capable of playing as an attacking midfielder or winger, he is viewed as one of his country's most exciting talents.
Watford or Crystal Palace can still expect to receive £120 million ($204 million) if they are relegated from the English Premier League after just one year of top-flight football.