By FOX Sports Staff
Lampard's future at Chelsea has been in doubt so far with his contract set to expire at the end of this season despite his efforts to secure a new deal. The club board refused to open talks to hand Lampard an extension back in December, which has led to speculation that the England international is set to a join Major League Soccer side in the summer.
On Sunday, Lampard broke Bobby Tambling's record to become the club's leading goalscorer with two goals in their comeback win over Aston Villa to secure their Champions League spot next season. With 15 league goals to his name this season, Lampard's latest performance only emphasised his status as a key player for the club despite failing to nail down a regular slot in the team sheet this season.
However, it has been reported on The Telegraph that the Blues are now considering a U-turn on their stance and will hand Lampard a new 12-month deal shortly, similiar to a deal handed to Ashley Cole earlier this season.
Lampard is currently in Amsterdam with the Chelsea squad preparing for the Europa League final against Benfica and the club will be expected to make an announcement shortly.
He is also expected to lead the team out as captain on Wednesday with John Terry ruled out of the game via injury and insists that he is fully focused on the cup final, not on his future.
He said:"I don't know what the future exactly holds, but it doesn't matter [tonight]. It's about winning the game.
"All of us here want to win this for Chelsea."
Lampard has not discussed whether it will be he or Terry who would lift the trophy as he thinks it may jinx Chelsea's chances of success.Terry missed last year's Champions League final through suspension, but it still did not stop the defender turning up in his full kit to lift the trophy with Lampard - an act which led to some derision of the former England skipper online.
"Before the game I don't think it's something to talk about," Lampard added.
"I don't like to tempt fate. I haven't had a conversation with anyone.
"I don't think you should do. We will see. We win together so it doesn't matter who picks it up because they will be one of the staff and we're all the same."