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LAMPARD WANTS DROGBA STAY

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has said that he wants striker Didier Drogba to stay at the club for many more years. The 34-year-old Ivorian striker is out of contract at the end of the season.

Chelsea have offered him only a one-year deal, but it is thought that the striker is demanding a two year contract. However, considering his age Chelsea have not been willing to get into these demands, but in the last two months, Didier Drogba has simply been outstanding. He has almost single-handedly helped them get past Barcelona in the semifinals of the Champions League, while he once again help Chelsea win their fourth FA Cup title in six years.

Drogba has an imperious scoring record at the new Wembley. The Ivorian has scored eight goals in eight appearances for Chelsea at the new Wembley, while he has also scored in three FA Cup finals. After the 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday, Drogba extended the record by becoming the first player to score in four FA Cup finals. Following the match, Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard called on for the club to provide Drogba with a new contract so that he can extend his eight-year stay at the club. Drogba was a £ 24 million club record signing back in 2004 when he arrived from Marseille.

"I'm desperate for him to stay. He is a magnificent player. He's a machine. He's unique. He is not just that big man. He is such a handful. He scores goals that matter and that's priceless. There is no-one like Didier as a player, not with the kind of bulldozer thing he has got and with his sublime touch and finish. Everyone has to move on at some stage and you have to find a different player or a different way of playing but for what he has done at this club, he deserves everything," Lampard said.