LONDON (Sporting Alert) – Manchester United and the representatives of Frank Lampard have made contact about the possibilities of the midfielder moving to Old Trafford, reports are saying.
It is being understood that Chelsea no longer see Lampard in its future plans and have told him that he will not be offered a new contract.
According to The Sun, EPL leaders Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been following the situation closely and has apparently welcome a move for the 34-year-old, who many said is capable of playing the game at a higher tempo than the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
It is highly unlikely though that Lampard will make any move in the current transfer window as he wants to see out the remainder of his contract in honor of the Chelsea fans, who have been showering him with supportive cheers and “sign him up” chants since news broke about his contract talks.
At the same time, former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins has been urging Ferguson to go get Lampard in the January transfer window.
Wilkins said Lampard is of the same quality of the current midfielders at United, but his biggest advantage is his eye for goal.
The EPL leaders have not been getting too many goals from midfield, but with Lampard, Wilkins said they would be a force that not too many teams in the league could stop.