Former Blues boss wants Stamford Bridge midfielder.
Paris St Germain have made a sensational move to sign Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.
The England star has 18 months left on his current Stamford Bridge deal and has been linked with an unlikely move to Manchester United, as well as a more realistic switch to the MLS with LA Galaxy.
But talkSPORT has been told former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, now in charge at the Ligue 1 club, has made contact with Chelsea about making the midfield maestro part of his French revolution.
The 33-year-old, who is third in Chelsea’s all-time goalscoring charts, has fallen down the pecking order in west London since the arrival of manager Andre Villas-Boas and is reported to be unhappy about his restricted first-team action this season.
Given that Frank Lampard has ridden out the brief few weeks where Andre Villas-Boas had opted to put the England man on the bench and shown a marked return to form, a move to PSG seems less likely. talkSPORT’s assertion that the Chelsea veteran is unhappy that his first-team action has been ‘restricted’ is also a tad inaccurate as the 33 year old has in fact started 17 out of 22 Premier League matches this season, which makes him pretty much a regular.
Lampard did however start the season in sedate fashion but has seen an upturn in form, resulting in three goals in his past four games. Villas-Boas may well be planning for the future but the Chelsea veteran is still a pivotal part of the West London club’s plans.
That said, Carlo Ancelotti is probably being quite wise by looking to see if there is any scope to persuading the former West Ham man to leave Stamford Bridge for a new challenge in Paris. The former Chelsea boss completed the domestic double in his first season in charge of the Blues and that campaign represented a personal high point for Lampard’s career
as he netted an incredible 27 goals in all competitions and laid on another 20 assists.
Ancelotti will reportedly be handed a large transfer fund injection this month as PSG’s Qatari owners look to secure the Parc des Princes’ side’s first domestic title in almost two decades. They currently sit top of the Ligue 1 table, three points clear of surprise package Montpellier and seven ahead of reigning champions Lille.
The Italian is also said to be interested in Carlos Tevez and has the funds to make prospective big name purchases consider a move to French top tier.