Posted on March 20, 2007
Juventus sporting director Alessio Secco has distanced the club from speculation linking them with a move for Frank Lampard.
The Chelsea midfielder’s agent was pictured talking to Juve executives last week and there were rumours that they wanted to sign the player to boost their hopes of making an impact on their expected return to Serie A next season.
But Secco said: “We didn’t go to London for Lampard and there is no negotiation whatsoever to sign him.
“In the light of the comments made by the player, it is clear that his future is in England.”
He added that Juve were in London “to strengthen our relationship with certain English clubs and Lampard’s agent helped us to do so”.
Lampard has just over two years to run on his current Chelsea deal and the Blues have yet to make him a firm offer over a new contract.