Rumours and bullshit: Claudio Ranieri wants to bring Frank Lampard to Juventus


6th, June 2007

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73716265.jpgClaudio Ranieri, the new manager of Juventus and the man who brought Frank Lampard to Chelsea from West Ham, is reportedly keen on luring Lamps to Italy with a £12m bid. Juve have already armed Ranieri with a £70m war chest for new signings and he will use part of that to table a bid for the Chelsea midfielder, who has yet to sort out a new contract.
So says the Mirror’s Martin Lipton anyway. I think this story reeks of bs. It’s a case of pure tabloid speculation and nothing more. Yes, it’s plausible that Juve could have Lampard on their long-list of summer transfer targets, especially because Ranieri has signed Lampard once before, but there is a less-than-zero chance that Lampard will be playing in a black-and-white striped shirt next season. Next…

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  1. Allen says:

    Less than zero? Chelsea have Ballack and Lampard and overall a strong midfield. They’ve also got how long to break even on that claimed 5 year plan of Kenyons? 2 years? 3 years? Unloading Lamps wages would help a lot in trying to get there (if they really are).