Frank Lampard‘s Chelsea career is coming to an end, but speculation about his next move is starting to heat up.
Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) have identified the veteran midfielder as a transfer target ahead of the January transfer window. His Chelsea contract expires at the end of the 2012-13 season, but he could move to a rival club before then, according to the Mirror.
“Frank Lampard is a sensational transfer target for Arsenal,” the Mirror reports. The decision for [Arsenal manager Arsene] Wenger is whether to make a cash bid to prise Lampard away in the January window.”
Arsenal has a reputation for signing and developing young players, rather than going after established stars. Adding Lampard would represent a break from a long-standing recruitment policy. The Gunners usually offer one-year contracts to players over the age of 30. It is unknown how receptive Lampard would be to a the idea short-term move to a rival club.
QPR is also reportedly lining up a January move f...