Chinese club confirm interest in Lampard
Chinese club Guizhou Renhe have confirmed that they are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.
The England international is widely tipped to leave Stamford Bridge in the near future, with a move to China being mooted.
Even if Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo moved to deny the speculation, Guizhou Renhe has revealed they are in contact with the veteran midfielder.
“Yes, we are in contact with Lampard but so far nothing has been settled,” Guizhou deputy board chairman Yang Xiaoyu confessed to China Daily.
Chinese Super League season begins in March, meaning there is every chance they will attempt to acquire the highly rated player during January transfer window.
Lampard is currently out with a calf injury, but he seems to have fallen behind Ramires and John Obi Mikel in the pecking order.
The 34-year-old has spent last 11 years at Stamford Bridge and it is believed he is ready for a new challenge.
Moyes says Fellaini can leave if price is right
Everton boss David Moyes has surprised everyone by revealing that star player Marouane Fellaini will be allowed to leave Goodison Park if the right offer comes along.
The Belgium international has been a key figure in Everton’s impressive start to the season, scoring 6 goals and setting up another 3 in 10 Premier League games.
As a result, he has seen his name linked with giants Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, and David Moyes is slowly coming to terms with losing his star player.
“They know where Felli is, they know where to come and watch him… they know as well that it will be a big price if they are interested,” Moyes was quoted as saying in Daily Mirror.
“I’m not in the mood to keep the fight going all the time, because I’ve lost a few players now, but the ones we’ve lost – they’ve paid for.“
Marouane Fellaini has flourished after being given a more advanced role following the departure of Tim Cahill, establishing a great attacking partnership with Nikica Jelavic.
Given the standard of his performances and heavy interest in his services, Everton are expected to earn a nice profit on the €18.5m they paid in the summer of 2008.
Djamel Mesbah on Marseille radar
Italian TV station Mediaset understands that Marseille are pondering a January bid for Milan defender Djamel Mesbah.
OM boss Elie Baup hopes to sign a replacement for winger Andre Ayew, who is set to miss several weeks of action in January due to his participation at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Mesbah is essentially a left-back, but he is equally adept at playing as a left winger, which is one of the reasons why he has attracted attention of the French giants.
The Algerian is no longer in first team plans of Milan boss Max Allegri and he should be allowed to leave the club in the January transfer window.
Mesbah was on the verge of leaving the club in the summer, as several Serie A clubs had attempted to sign him, but he eventually remained at San Siro.
Since joining the club from Lecce, the 28-year-old has made just 9 Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri.