Chelsea midfielder and vice-captain Frank Lampard has become Inter Milan’s number one transfer target, according to BBC Sport.
Speculation surroundingÃ‚Â a possible move has intensified since new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari joined the club, as rumours suggested that Lampard would be replaced in the team by Portuguese star Deco. Other rumours suggest that Scolari is so keen to keep Lampard at Stamford Bridge that he has ordered the Chelsea board to make LampardÃ‚Â the PremierÃ‚Â League’sÃ‚Â highest paid player.
New Internazionale manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to sign his former midfielder and Lampard is yet to sign a new proposed contract at the club, and is rumoured to be seriously considering a move to join his former mentor.
Inter president Massimo Moratti told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport: “He’s our number one objective. Mourinho likes Lampard a lot.”
Moratti seemed to play with the media by hinting there may have been talks between clubs saying: “Has there been contact with Chelsea? I think there has but I don’t know yet.”
Lampard’s contract is due to run out next summer and many believe it is unlikely that Lampard will leave the club who have supported him so much through recent troubles. Both club and player were reported to have said that the midfielder is to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge soon in the next few weeks.
[Source: BBC Sport]
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On no account should Frank Lampard be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge. The same goes for Didier Drogba. Reason being that the departure of the likes of Arjen Robben is still being felt as there’s no suitable replacement for him so far. The same mistake ought not to be repeated with Lampard and Drogba this time.
lampard should remaim in the Bridge he is an asset.we the fans love him.
i think lampard should have more experience by going to inter. Money is not a problem for inter. On Inter, he can be a key player just like he did on chelsea..