Chelsea chairman says no to Ronaldinho but yes to Lampard

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has revealed that the club in more interested in keeping star player Frank Lampard than in luring Ronaldinho from FC Barcelona. Bruce has admitted that the chances of the Brazilian arriving at Stamford Bridge is pretty much slim but insists that the London Blues want to keep hold onto the England international Frank Lampard.

Bruce says this about Ronaldinho:

Ronaldinho? No, I don’t see it being likely that Ronaldinho will be here next year. Anything was a possibility and certainly there had been rumours and discussions of that, but I don’t see it happening.

This is what he says about Lampard:

We want him to stay and he has said he wants to stay. He has also said he’d like to delay discussions until the summer, but I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to sort something out. It’s only because he wants to concentrate on his football. He’s a wonderful player and a superb guy and we’d like to see him for the long-term at Chelsea football club.

Indeed, at the moment Chelsea do not need someone like Ronaldinho who is apprently past his prime although AC Milan is his most likely destination in the summer. What the club requires is a passionate and world class midfielder like Frank Lampard who knows the Premiership inside out. Not that Lampard is out of the speculation pot either. He has been linked with a move to, here’s the irony of it, Barcelona.

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