A report from the Sun suggests that Chelsea and England duo Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole will not be given new long-term deals at Stamford Bridge.
Both are currently in the final year of their deals at the club and it seems as though the policy is to only offer a years’ contract to any player over 30.
Of course this means that they could leave as a free agent if they not prepared to sign a short-term deal and they may even open talks with other teams when the January transfer window opens.
It is thought that Lampard is a target for a number of teams abroad, including Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua, who Didier Drogba left for last summer. They could be about to offer the midfielder a £250,000-per-week mega deal – which he is sure to consider.
Cole has already turned down a one-year offer from the English Premier League side as wants more long-term security and feel as though his performances deserve this.
A number of clubs are sure to be interested in the man regarded by many as the best left-back in the world, including Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is stubborn with his policy and it does not seem as though he has any intention of changing it.