Lampard eyes Chelsea return

Lampard with New York City Source: Getty Images North America

Free agent Frank Lampard admits he would to return to his old Premier League club Chelsea, but is in no rush to make a decision on his future after the expiration of his contract with New York City FC.

The 38 year-old visited a Chelsea training session this week, prompting speculation he may take on a coaching role under Antonio Conte, but the Italian manager confirmed that the Blues' all-time top goal scorer is not yet interested in retiring from playing.

Taking time to decide on his next move, the former England international maintains that he would not turn the opportunity to go back to Stamford Bridge at some point in the future.

"I'm still waiting for the five-year contract to come through from Chelsea, they haven't called yet. We used to get those easily," he told Sky Sports.

"Myself and John [Terry] are Chelsea through and through. Whatever happens, in some capacity I will be at Chelsea, whether that's with my season ticket watching them, but I don't know.

"I will be in very close contact, whether I have a role, that's not all in my hands so I can't go any further than that.  

"I am very relaxed about it, which is a nice place to be. I'm not kind of eager that the end of my career is coming and thinking, 'What's going to happen now?'

"I'm relaxed and if the right thing comes, then I'll take it. Obviously Chelsea, I would love that, but it doesn't always work that way.

"I've taken this Christmas to enjoy family, a couple of beers and an extra turkey and I'll make a decision in January whether I carry on playing - I have a few options - or finish and move on to whatever the next thing will be."

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