Star names excite Lampard

04 June 2009 01:46
Frank Lampard has admitted he is excited by talk of new Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti making big-name signings this summer. Ancelotti's arrival from AC Milan at Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Monday and the Italian will officially take over on 1st July. Already, a number of players have been mooted as potential targets for Ancelotti during the transfer window, with Milan star Kaka said to be the subject of a record-breaking offer. Lampard, who is currently on international duty, has been buoyed by the rumours and is hopeful Ancelotti will add to the squad to ensure they fight for honours on all fronts next season. He told Sky Sports News: "All us Chelsea lads here (at the England training camp) are excited about the future. It [talk of signings] is very exciting, that is what we want. "The last two years we have been close to winning things, but not quite winning them. "I think we have a very strong group at Chelsea anyway, but to see us linked with names of that quality - I don't want to go into individuals - the intention seems there from Chelsea. "If we can add one or two of those kind of names then we will look forward to next season. Especially with the new manager and the fact that we are looking at that calibre of player." The England midfielder also reserved praise for Ancelotti, adding: "None of us really know Ancelotti that well. But as a player, as soon as those things happen, you speak to people who do know him and have worked with him. "Everything that has come back has been completely positive about him as a man and as a manager. You can see that from afar, but it is nice to hear that from everyone."

Source: SKY_Sports