Frank Lampard stated Tuesday that Chelsea had not made a bid without cost agent Angel Gomes and was tight-lipped over a hyperlink with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Manchester United have confirmed London-born Gomes, 19, is leaving Previous Trafford, with the extremely rated attacking midfielder’s companies now in excessive demand. Chelsea have been linked with a swoop for the England Beneath-20s star, however Blues boss Lampard rejected any curiosity out of hand.
Requested if Chelsea had made a bid for Gomes, Lampard advised a press convention: “Sure, I can elaborate to the purpose that it is by no means been talked about at my finish, in order that’s it.”
And when requested if there’s any curiosity, Lampard added: “No.”
Fourth-placed Chelsea will head to West Ham for Wednesday’s Premier League conflict on the lookout for a sixth straight win in all competitions, and a fourth for the reason that resumption of soccer after the coronavirus lockdown.
The Blues proceed to be linked with a summer season transfer for West Ham’s 21-year-old England and ex-Chelsea academy star Rice.
However Stamford Bridge supervisor Lampard stored his playing cards near his chest at his pre-match press convention.
“Declan Rice is an effective participant, you are proper, and I’ve recognized Declan Rice for a very long time, as he was within the Chelsea academy, however there isn’t any discuss,” stated Lampard.
“I preserve saying, about each participant we’ll be requested about. Till these video games and this season is completed, there’s nothing to say.”
Lampard has deployed France World Cup-winner N’Golo Kante in a extra defensive place for the reason that restart however stated he remained vastly vital to the facet.
“I believe with N’Golo I’ve a approach I need him to work our midfield, the place we’ve got some fluidity to us, which permits N’Golo to deliver his finest attributes to the sport,” he stated.
“N’Golo, since he has been right here, has proven his attributes and qualities imply that he can play in just about any position in midfield that you really want him to,” he added.
“He’s an unbelievable participant, I preserve saying it and I imply it — he’s big for this membership. He has been big and he will probably be for a very long time and I’m proud of him.”
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