Midfielder ‘to quit Fulham’

Frank Lampard is the latest Chelsea player to be linked with a move to China.

The Sun say Super League outfit Guizhou Renhe are willing to pay Lampard and Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand £250,000-a-week each.

Lampard has also been linked with a move to the United States.

It is also claimed that the club plan to make an offer to Real Madrid’s former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Guizhou chairman Wang Guolin said: “I want the best team in China and we are prepared to invest a lot of money to bring Ferdinand and Lampard to us.

“Many people here watch the Premier League and know how good the two players are.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail suggest Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp is now a serious contender to become Chelsea’s next manager.

It is believed Klopp could take over should top choices Pep Guardiola and Mourinho prove to be out of reach.

The Independent say Chelsea are planning a £30m bid to land Newcastle pair Cheick Tioté and Tim Krul in the summer.

And Dickson Etuhu has vowed to quit Fulham in the summer after falling out with boss Martin Jol, The Sun report.

The Nigeria midfielder, 29, recently lost his first-team place to new signing Mahamadou Diarra and apparently believes he will be moving on at the end of the season.

Etuhu is quoted as saying: “All is not well with me and the manager and I think I’ll be heading out of the club in the summer.

“But, right now, I’m focused on helping Fulham get a European spot for next season.”

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