Frank Lampard has denied Chelsea have offered a contract to Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes.
Gomes will become a free agent on Tuesday after failing to agree a contract extension at United and reports had suggested Chelsea were ready to offer the 19-year-old a lucrative deal at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard has hit back those reports and says he’s never discussed signing Gomes, who made his debut for United in 2017 aged just 16.
“I can elaborate to the point that it’s never been mentioned on my end. That’s it,” said Lampard.
Chelsea travels to face London rivals, West Ham, on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports, and could potentially go third with a win – if Leicester drop points at Everton.
Chelsea has been linked with a move for Hammers midfielder Declan Rice but Lampard has refused to confirm if the club is interested in the England international.
“Declan Rice is a good player. I’ve known him for a long time, he was in Chelsea’s academy but there’s no talk,” he said.
“I’ll keep saying it about every player that we’ll be asked about until this season is finished – there’s nothing to say.”