Chelsea is breaking up its vaunted “Old Guard,” and Manchester United is willing to help the process.
The Premier League leader wants to bring Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole to Old Trafford from Chelsea. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson thinks the influential veterans have a lot to offer in the latter stages of their careers, according to the Daily Star.
“Starsport understands the Scot even considered trying to sign the pair during this month’s transfer window, but Chelsea are unwilling to do business with any other Premier League clubs.
“So Fergie is prepared to wait until the summer, when he will offer the duo one-year rolling contracts which will allow them to continue playing at the highest level.”
Lampard has been a standout since joining the club in 2001, but his contract expires in June and it’s almost certain that Chelsea won’t offer him a new deal.
Cole has been an ever-present figure in the Chelsea defense since 2006. His contract also expires in the summer. Chelsea reporte...