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Lampard for China


LONDON – Chelsea star Frank Lampard could be a step closer to following former teammates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka with a move to China, after Guizhou Renhe confirmed they were in talks with him yesterday.

Report by Supersport

The England international midfielder has been linked since March with a move to the Chinese Super League.

But speculation intensified after Renhe chairman Dai Yongge was quoted in the domestic Press on Saturday as saying that Lampard had signed.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo played down the reports after his side’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

But a Renhe official confirmed in a brief statement that talks with Lampard were underway.

“Yes, we are in contact with Lampard, but so far nothing has been settled,” said deputy board chairman Yang Xiaoyu.

Dai was quoted by the State-run China Daily  saying Lampard would join Renhe as captain in January.

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