Report: Fiorentina consider Lampard

Frank Lampard

A local newspaper in Florence is claiming that Fiorentina are considering a move for Frank Lampard if they lose Juan Cuadrado.

Frank Lampard looks increasingly likely to move to America to continue his playing career, but he may have an offer from Fiorentina to consider.

The England midfielder has confirmed that he will be leaving Chelsea after 13 years at the club and speculation is growing about which club will snap him up.

The overwhelming bookies' favourite option is that Lampard relocates to a Major League Soccer team, following in the footsteps of David Beckham.

However, a report in Il Corriere Fiorentino claims that Serie A side Fiorentina are eyeing Lampard and stand a chance of signing him.

The paper believes that Lampard and young Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella have a mutual respect and the Viola could launch an audacious bid.

It is suggested that Lampard's wages are prohibitive unless Fiorentina opt to sell star winger Juan Cuadrado, who is a target for many of Europe's biggest clubs.

Fiorentina's priority is to keep Cuadrado, but they face a series of tough negotiations if they are to do so and they are struggling to convince Udinese to sell their 50 percent share in the star.

Very few English players have moved to Serie A, especially recently, but Tom Ince looks set to follow in his father's footsteps by joining Inter this summer.

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