Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard is said to have turned down a huge £250K a week two-year deal at Guizhou Renhe, Where Didier Drogba and Nicholas Anelka are currently plying their trade.
The Chinese Super League side declared that they had signed the Chelsea legend on their official website, claiming he would be becoming their club captain.
A Chinese source said: ‘The contract offered to Lampard was amazing and he would have been treated like a God out there. It would have been a great adventure for him.
‘But although there were a lot of talks, he would never give a definite ‘yes’ and a couple of weeks ago Guizhou Renhe finally gave up.’
The Chinese Super League begins in March, and runs through until December, and the club had hoped to sign Frank Lampard from March.
Franky has decided he wants to fight it out at Chelsea until the last day, and has been in fine form of late. He has 5 goals in his last 7 matches, and has every fan chanting his name during games.
Lampard joined Chelsea in 2011 from West Ham, quickly becoming a club favourite. He has won every club competition with the Blues available to English clubs, apart from the Europa League, World Club Cup and European Super Cup.
We are firmly expected to let Ashley Cole and Lampard leave at the end of the season regardless of their form this season. Frank is now 34, and Roman as instilled a new philosophy on the squad’s age. Some believe this new regime is because of the FFP which comes into rule next season. Maybe Franky could take a bit of a pay-cut to stay?