‘He Has Never Been Mentioned’ – Lampard DENIES Interest In Man United Gomes And Declan Rice
Frank Lampard has debunk claims suggesting that Chelsea have put an offer to Angel Gomes who is set to leave Man United.
He has also distanced the Blues from talk of an imminent raid on West Ham for Declan Rice.
Highly rated Gomes has severed ties with those at Old Trafford after allowing his contract to expire.
At just 19 years of age Gomes has plenty of potential to unlock and was held in high regard by Man United.
There is no shortage of interest being shown on Gomes but Lampard insists Chelsea have not joined that chase.
Lampard Talks About Angel Gomes:
Quizzed on the reports suggesting an offer has been tabled, the Blues boss said:
“I can elaborate to the point that it’s never been mentioned at my end, so that’s it.”
Gomes is not the only young talent said to be registering on Chelsea’s radar at present.
There is also plenty of speculation suggesting that West Ham star Rice could soon join the Blues.
The 21 year old England international is a player that the Blues know well and are familiar with.
Having previously had him within their academy system, but Lampard also claims to be in no position to sign him.
Lampard Talks About Declan Rice:
“Declan Rice is a good player you’re right, and I’ve known him for a long time.
He was in the Chelsea academy,” added the Chelsea manager.
“But there’s no talk, I keep saying, about every player we’ll be asked about.
“Until these games and this season is finished, there’s nothing to say.”
Chelsea will be back in Premier League action on Wednesday when they take on West Ham in another derby.
They will have officially welcomed summer signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
With their respective contracts starting on July 1, but Lampard admits it may be some time before the new boys are seen.
Lampard Talks Hakim Ziyech And Timo Werner Arrivals:
He said: “I am in the process of arranging that plan now.
“You are right, they do become our players.
They are also in different positions in the fact that Hakim hasn’t played for a long time because of the Dutch league situation and Timo finished at the weekend.
“We will formulate a plan for them that will look slightly different individually.
“We will decide in the meantime at Cobham in the training ground whether that means mixing with the squad.
Or whether that means some physical work in the shorter term for themselves.”
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