Chelsea midfield legend Frank Lampard is on his way to Manchester United
Chelsea midfield maestro Frank Lampard could well be on his way to Manchester United at the end of the season. The Stamford Bridge occupants have been shocked by the fiery interest in Frank Lampard since they refused to provide him with an extension contract.
News of the Frank Lampard’s availability has spread far and wide in little time. Top notch clubs from around the world are ready to sign in veteran. Recent reports link Frank Lampard with a stunning move to Manchester United.
It is believed Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to bring Frank Lampard to Old Trafford if he remains without a contract at the end of the season. Frank Lampard, who sees destined to become a free-agent this summer, is being regarded as one of the hottest transfer objects in the football market.
Clubs from United States, Russia, China, Australia and Italy are after Frank Lampard. However, the England international prefers a move to another Premier League club. If Frank Lampard is offered a contract from Manchester United, the 34-year-old midfield will blindly accept it.
Frank Lampard will find it hard to regularly feature in Manchester United’s first team, but the Englishman would be playing under the wings of Sir Alex Ferguson and have a better opportunity to win silverware.
Reportedly, Frank Lampard is being offered a yearlong contract with the option of an extension on the basis of performance by Manchester United. Meanwhile, Rafael Benitez has declared it’s too early to suggest Frank Lampard will be moving to Manchester United this summer.
The interim manager remained coy on the topic ahead of Chelsea’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Swansea City. Rafael Benitez praised Frank Lampard and admitted the midfielder was doing well on the field.
“I think it’s too early to talk about teams and the future. He’s playing for us and I’m pleased with him,” Rafael Benitez said. “He’s doing well. He’s working very hard. I want the best from him. If he carries on scoring goals I’ll be really pleased about it.
“As professionals, we have to focus on our job. He’s really focused. He’ll try to carry on performing on the pitch.”
In spite of Rafael Benitez’s statements it appears as if Chelsea are trying to call quits on their Old Guards. Ashley Cole is also being thrown to the wolves and first-team skipper John Terry has become a forgotten relic at the London club.