Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard has admitted he could extend his playing career.
The 38-year-old announced his decision to leave MLS outfit New York City in November.
And he’s since been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge in an off-field capacity.
Lampard has been linked with floundering Crystal Palace (just a point above the relegation zone) as well as Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion.
Asked on the BBC’s live FA Cup coverage about his current situation though, Lampard hinted he could make one final move.
But he insisted he will not desperately go searching for a new club this month.
Lampard said: “I’ve got options really, I’m keeping fit and if I do play again it needs to be completely right for me.
“Fortunately enough, I’ve been able to have a good, long career and it would be the final right choice that would be important.
“But I’m relaxed about it as January goes on and we’ll see.”
Lampard made 648 appearances during a 13-year stint at Chelsea.
During that period he helped them win 13 trophies, including three Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2012.
Lampard will one day no doubt return to Chelsea in a coaching or ambassador capacity, but that day is not yet today, or this month, or this season. Most likely, anyway.
While Lampard has been spotted at Chelsea training, watching from the sidelines and doing a bit of stretching, his primary aim appears to be to catch on with a team either in the Premier League or the Championship and play for at least the rest of this season if not beyond.
He may be 38 years old, but age is just a number, right?