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Di Matteo keen to keep Lampard and Cole

Roberto di Matteo says he is hopeful that Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole will remain at Chelsea next season.

The two veterans could leave for free at the end of the season if no contract extension is agreed.

"I think, for my part, I'm doing everything I can but ultimately it's between the player and the club to agree a new deal," said Di Matteo.

"I have [told the club I want them to stay]. I'm not aware of where they are right now [in terms of the talks]. The players know I would like them to stay, from my point of view.

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