The Sun is reporting that Chelsea have thanked Frank Lampard for his service to the club and that he is free to find a new team on January 1.
A Stamford Bridge insider told the newspaper:
“Frank is absolutely distraught.
“He wants to keep playing for Chelsea but they’ve told him to find another club in the January transfer window. He can’t believe it. All he wants to do is play for Chelsea. This club means everything to him.”
But that loyalty is lost on the ruthless Blues, who are unmoved by Lampard’s dozen years of loyal service.
During that time he has helped Chelsea to the Champions League, three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.
Lampard’s contract is up in the summer and he was hoping his displays on the field would persuade the club he was worth keeping. But the England midfielder was told BEFORE Sunday’s mauling of Villa that he could go.
The Sun’s source added:
“Frank worships the club — and especially the fans — and would happily have seen out his career at Stamford Bridge.
“After everything he has done for Chelsea, he cannot believe the way the club are throwing him