Lamps agent slams Juve talk

16 March 2007 10:44
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard's agent Steve Kutner has denied attempting to engineer a move to Juventus on behalf of his client. The England midfielder has yet to agree terms on a new long-term contract with Chelsea leading to speculation that he could buy out the final two years of his existing deal and leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. Kutner was photographed with Juve's vice-president Roberto Bettega in London, but claims the meeting had nothing to do with Lampard. "Roberto and I have been good friends since Juve tried to sign Paul Ince before he went to Inter," he said. "He has come over to London to attend a series of meetings I have arranged with Premiership clubs regarding potential transfer deals and collaborations. "There is no other agenda." Lampard, 28, has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona in recent weeks, while Juventus reportedly tried to lure the former West Ham midfielder away from Chelsea three years ago. Juve are currently top of Serie B and on course for an immediate return to the country's top-flight following demotion last summer for their part in the match-fixing scandal which rocked Italian football.

Source: ESA