Frank Lampard is not a happy bunny. If you look closely at the Chelsea midfielder, you can see steam coming out of his ears right now, after being told in no uncertain terms that he will be a Chelsea player next season whether he likes it or not. The club have apparently rejected an £8million bid from Inter for the England international, although The Guardian reports that this may not stop Lamps from walking out on the club whom he feels are selling him short (or not even at all!) right now.
Frank Lampard has explored the possibility of exploiting the Webster ruling to walk away from the final year of his contract at Chelsea, risking the wrath of Fifa and effectively putting himself at the mercy of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), after the London club rejected Internazionale’s £7.95m offer for the England midfielder.
Inter were rebuffed yesterday, with the Chelsea chief executive, Peter Kenyon, insistent that Lampard would be held to the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge. Yet relations between the 30-year-old and the club’s hierarchy appear to have fractured beyond repair, with no agreement likely on the four-year deal that has been on the table for some 18 months, prompting the player’s representative to explore the legal implications of following Andy Webster’s lead when he left Hearts two years ago.
Goodness me, that would throw the cat amongst the pigeons, although it probably won’t stop Chelsea FC from standing firm on their decision to offer Lampard a measly four-year deal worth a paltry £105k a week. Whether or not that money would be enough to feed the player, let alone his family, is open to question and you can understand why this
greedy fool fine professional is considering his options right now.