Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez has once again refused to speculate on the future of Frank Lampard after being asked about the midfielder’s contract following his two goals against Everton on Sunday.
It is thought that the 34 year-old will not be offered a new contract at Stamford Bridge when his current deal runs out in the summer.
Lampard has been linked with a move to China and has been reported as saying that he would not want to play for another English club.
Blues fans do not want to let him go and have been particularly vocal over recent weeks in their support for the midfielder.
“Lampard is a great player, a good professional, who is doing well for us and I will try to bring the best out of him until the end of the season,” said Benitez after the Everton game.
“He is one of the players who if he gets in the box he can be dangerous. He is under contract. He has shown his full commitment.
“He is a great player and my job is to keep him fit, happy and scoring goals. If he can score goals every game I’ll be pleased.”
Lampard has made more appearances and scored more goals than any other current Chelsea player. He has been voted Chelsea Player of the Year on a record three occasions.