The Telegraph reports that Chelsea’s Big Phil Scolari has got his Brazilian (yes, he’s a Samba boy really) chum Deco to join him at Stamford Bridge. Accompanying the article is a picture of a smug-faced Peter Kenyon, looking like he’s just pipped Dick Cheney and Star Wars’ Evil Emperor to the most odious git award for the fifth year running.
Next to him sits Deco, a £7.9m capture, who – hands clasped on Kenyon’s – is all stubble and smile. However, there is a huge elephant in the Chelsea barracks, and his name is Frank Lampard…will he be leaving?
Luiz Felipe Scolari has made Deco his first Chelsea signing, prompting a fresh question mark over the future of Frank Lampard.
The former Brazil and Portugal manager officially begins work at Chelsea today and last night completed a £7.9 million deal with Barcelona for the Portuguese playmaker.
Deco’s arrival will further congest the options in central midfield, with Michael Ballack, Claude Makelele, Michael Essien, John Obi-Mikel and Lampard already battling for places at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Telegraph)
So does this mean that Lampard will be leaving, and if so – does anyone care?