Reports emanating from England yesterday suggested the midfielder was in line to be given a one year deal, even though the club had been reluctant previously to hand him one.
“I really, really hope to be around next season,” Lampard told ITV Sport after Chelsea won the Europa League yesterday.
“With a game tonight and another coming up against Everton this Sunday we haven’t sat down and signed anything but I really hope to do so and things are looking good. The club have been brilliant.”
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.