Chinese club offers £250k per week deal to Lampard

Updated: Jan 16, 2013, 08:23 AM IST

London: Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua has offered Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard a 250,000 per week after tax offer to join his former teammate Didier Drogba at the club.

Shanghai Shenhua’s Chinese Super League rivals Beijing Guoan are also reportedly interested in signing the England international, the Sun reports.

Both Chinese clubs are ready to offer that mega-bucks one million pounds a month jackpot to Lampard. Lampard can talk to any club in the world in January, as he will be a free agent next summer when his Blues contract finishes.

Lampard appears on his way out at Stamford Bridge after 11 years, as Chelsea have a policy of offering players over 30 only a one-year extension to their current deal.

Lamps could bank around 36 million pounds from a three-year stint in China with Drogba and Co, but, already financially secure for life, the midfielder has always told pals he is more interested in a challenge than money.