Lampard offered 39 m pound five-year deal by ChelseaJuly 23rd, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): England midfielder Frank Lampard has been offered a record-breaking 39-million pound five-year-deal by Chelsea, which will make him Britains highest-paid footballer.
The Daily Express understands that Lampard, after weeks of wrangling, has finally been offered the deal he wants at about 150,000 pounds a week and is poised to commit himself to Stamford Bridge for the rest of his career.
Chelsea hope the mega package will persuade Lampard, 30, his future lies with new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari and will finally persuade him to reject the advances from Inter Milan and his former boss Jose Mourinho.
Although he has yet to put pen to paper, sources at the club are now confident he will do so even though relations between Lampard and Chelsea had appeared to have completely broken down two weeks ago.
But fresh talks with chief executive Peter Kenyon took place last week, before the team flew to China for their pre-season tour, with the player in the party.
Chelsea had previously tabled a take-it-or-leave it four-year deal worth about 140,000-pounds- a week and insisted that if Lampard did not sign they would hold him to the remaining year of his contract. (ANI)