I think we might be pretty close to him so I am opening this thread.
Inter to lure LampardTuesday 20 May, 2008Inter are reportedly closing in on a sensational swoop for Chelsea midfield ace Frank Lampard.
The Nerazzurri are looking for a big-name addition to the squad to celebrate their centenary and President Massimo Moratti is said to have his heart set on England international Lampard.
Lampard has become increasingly unsettled at Chelsea this term since the departure of Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho and is expected to quit Stamford Bridge after refusing to renew his contract, which expires in 2009.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Moratti met Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich last week and the pair made significant steps towards an agreement that would bring Lampard to San Siro.
The fee would reportedly amount to just £7m due to the imminent expiration of Lampardís contract, but the player would command £5.5m per season for four years.
Agent Steve Kutner has denied everything, but it is believed that he will change his tune after Wednesday eveningís Champions League Final.
Should Lampard join the Beneamata ranks many would see it as an indication that his former Coach Mourinho is on his way to replace Roberto Mancini, who conversely has been linked with the Chelsea bench.
Meanwhile, Interís shopping list is said to include Genoa wing-back Abdoulay Konko, who could be involved in a part-exchange with striking starlet Robert Acquafresca.
Romaís Alberto Aquilani remains a target, as does Marseille midfielder Samir Nasri, but the first priority will be to negotiate contract renewals with defensive duo Walter Samuel and Ivan Cordoba this week.