Chelsea Boss Andre Villas-Boas Insists Frank Lampard Is Going Nowhere

Stamford Bridge boss wants to keep veteran.

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Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists he will not sell Frank Lampard during the January transfer window.

Villas-Boas’s handling of Lampard has been one of the biggest talking points of his reign, with the manager often prepared to drop the England star.

Lampard, 33, has openly admitted his frustration at failing to earn a regular Blues starting place.

Manchester United were rumoured to be interested but Villas-Boas insisted: “Frank is not available at any price.”

And Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed speculation the former West Ham man would move to Old Trafford this month.

Villas-Boas insists he has a “fantastic” relationship with Lampard, despite reports of disharmony between the pair.

“We speak every day,” he said.


There has been much speculation in recent weeks about Frank Lampard’s future at Chelsea and this has been mainly down to the fact that the 33 year old has on occasion found himself in the unaccustomed position on the subs bench, however in recent weeks the England man has returned to something like his usual consistent best which has in turn supposedly led to real interest from Man United.

Villas-Boas is clearly looking to build for the future but still knows how important it is to have some old heads in his team to help gel with the up and coming talent.

As well as reported interest from Old Trafford there have been reports of a possible return to West Ham or even a move to the MLS and perhaps come the summer the veteran midfielder may consider his options but it seems highly unlikely he will be going anywhere this month.

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