With Frank Lampard’s future still in doubt at Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers could make an offer for the midfield star to join them on a free transfer, Daily Star reveals.
It is believed that Lampard wants to be offered a further 12-month deal with the Blues, but is also keeping his options open over a potential move to QPR, where his uncle, Harry Redknapp, is the current manager.
If Chelsea’s top scorer does make the switch, sources expect he will be given wages of up to £60,000-a-week and would possibly be made captain, due to his the sheer amount of experience gathered over his successful career.
However, he could be deployed in a more defensive role under Redknapp, most probably as a deep-lying play-maker, limiting his usual attacking forays everyone is used to seeing throughout his time at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho is remaining silent over his decision to keep him at the club, while owner Roman Abramovich is also said to be unsure whether the squad really needs a player who he assumes is already past his prime, with Lampard turning 36 next month.