Friday January 11 2013
Italian duo dismiss Lampard option

Fiorentina and Lazio have distanced themselves from links with Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

The England international will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer and his Bosman free status is attracting the interest of a number of clubs.

The two Italian outfits have been paired, but they have today insisted that the former West Ham player, now 34, will not be arriving.

“Lampard is a really strong player, but he would not fit within the parameters of our club,” Viola sporting director Daniele Prade said on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Lazio chief Claudio Lotito announced: “We have players in that position who are already competitive.

“However, should we go for a new midfielder, then he would have to fit in with the economic structure we have at the club.

“The dressing room at Lazio has its own balance and we have no intention of altering that.”

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