Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is set to make a move for Chelsea’s Frank Lampard.
Lampard is slowly falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge under Andre Villas-Boas and Mourinho is set to offer him a way out.
The Sun reports that the former Blues boss is desperate to end Lampard’s Chelsea days, while sending Esteban Granero in the other direction.
Andre Villas-Boas is keen to overhaul an ageing squad and could be willing to let the 33-year-old leave in January.
Lampard showed dissent when being substituted against Newcastle a week ago and was subsequently left out of the crucial Champions League victory over Valencia on Tuesday.
Granero has become surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu but Mourinho believes he would be enough of a lure to convince the Blues to sell.
The Portuguese has reportedly attempted to sign the former West Ham man on two occasions – once with Inter Milan and last year he made a bid to bring him to Spain.
Lampard chose to stay loyal to Chelsea with both offers, but his current predicament may mean a change of heart.
Granero is a target for both Arsenal and Liverpool, who were thought to be ready to move for the former Spain Under-21 international in January.
Lampard has won three Barclays Premier League titles with Chelsea, two of those under Mourinho.