Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is planning a move for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard by offering €6 million and out of favour midfielder Esteban Granero, according to Tribalfootball.
Mourinho is still a huge admirer of Lampard after the three successful years they spent together at Chelsea and he has tried to sign him on numerous occasions since leaving Stamford Bridge.
At one point two years ago, Lampard was seriously considering a move to Inter Milan to rejoin his former boss, but he was ultimately convinced to remain at Chelsea.
But despite Lampard now being 33, Jose Mourinho isn’t put off and still wants the prolific midfielder as part of his team again. Lampard has lost his automatic first-team spot this season under current manager Andre Villas-Boas and could therefore be tempted to try his luck abroad with arguably the biggest club in the world.
If there is anything Real Madrid are lacking at the moment, it’s a goalscoring midfielder. They probably have the best squad in the world but much of the goalscoring burden is on the shoulders of Cristiano Ronaldo and after him, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain.
Midfielders Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria, Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira do not offer much by way of goals and this is what Mourinho wants to sign Lampard for.
Despite his age Frank Lampard still has the ability to score at least 15 goals a season from midfield, which is still impressive. He has scored 8 goals in 20 appearances this season, which for a player who is supposed to be on the decline, is fantastic.
Andre Villas-Boas, in recent games, has preferred a midfield three of Ramires, Raul Meireles and Oriol Romeu, maybe because they’re all younger than Lampard and certainly cover more ground, but when it comes to goals, Lampard still probably has more than all of them combined.
Real Madrid are willing to offer €6 million and Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero to land Lampard, but it remains to be seen whether Chelsea are ready to depart with their legendary midfielder and whether Lampard is ready for a move away from Stamford Bridge and England.