Despite Jose Mourinho making a booty call to Frank Lampard yesterday, it ‘dant mean naffink’ as far as Chelsea are concerned. They have a player earning a shedload of cash and under contract, who they are reluctant to sell.
Indeed, former Blues player and all-round good guy Gianfranco Zola doesn’t think the midfielder will be heading to Inter in the summer. Setanta reports that the pocket-sized Italian makes it a strong odds-on chance that Lamps will be plying his trade at Stamford Bridge next season, despite the siren-like overtures being made from Milan.
“It will be hard for the Beneamata to sign Frank,” Zola told the Italian press.
“I don’t know whether Inter will really be able to get Lampard because it all depends on Chelsea’s will to sell him and the player’s desire to leave.
“This seems like a difficult operation to say the least.”
Once again, Chelsea’s public image is being tarnished, with the media quite happy to portray them as evil baddies holding a player against their will. With the likes of Peter Kenyon at the helm, it’s hard to understand why they’re proving so unpopular among the neutrals (!), especially with Manchester United effectively doing the same thing with Cristiano Ronaldo.