The 35-year-old midfielder's future has been
unclear throughout the Premier League
season and he was on a list of released
players on Friday.
Left-back Ashley Cole, striker Samuel Eto'o
and goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer are among
the others on the list.
They could yet be retained if they agree to
new deals with the English giants.
Cole and Eto'o have been expected to leave
Stamford Bridge since late in the season but
Lampard looked set to agree to an extenusion.
Chelsea captain John Terry agreed to a one-
year deal earlier in May.
Schwarzer is still hopeful of another
contract, but the Australian's release – along
with Hilario – could mean on-loan shot-
stopper Thibaut Courtois will return from
Chelsea are yet to comment.[OPERA SPORTS]