Frank Lampard has admitted he is no closer to signing a new contract at Chelsea and has put talks on hold.
The England midfielder insists he wants to finish his career at Stamford Bridge, but he also revealed that there are still outstanding issues that need to be resolved.
“I have always expressed my desire to stay at the club,” said Lampard.
“Unfortunately we have had problems with the negotiations. They have gone on a long time.
“Now the season has started, I have told the club I do not really want to get involved in negotiations which are not going to end well while I am playing football, because this is a big season for me and for the club.”
Lampard, who has been in talks with the club for months over a new deal, insists he has no intention of leaving Chelsea.
“My intention is to stay. I have got two years left on my contract,” he added.
“I want to stay for the rest of my career. It is as simple as that.
“I hope it gets sorted and that it gets sorted soon, at the end of the season, or the next time [we talk] – and the club know that.
“The club know my intentions, and it is certainly not a money issue.
“Some figures get banded about, inflated figures, maybe that is done on purpose – but a lot of that is not true.
“Certainly the issues I have got with the club are not to do with money.
“This is going to be my last contract, which will finish my career, so I want to get it right. That is why I said to the club I did not want to keep talking backwards and forwards now, because at the end of last season, it was on my mind and it does not help,” he said.
“That is not an excuse, but it does not help.
“I did not enjoy that. All I want to get clear out there that my intention is to stay. I want to stay, and I love the club.
“Hopefully I will stay for the rest of my career.”