Chinese club Guizhou Renhe have opened talks with Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, according to reports.

Renhe's deputy board chairman Yang Xiayou was quoted in reports published on Monday saying the club were in contact with Lampard but that no deal had been done. It followed reports in which the club's chairman Dai Yongge had claimed Lampard would join them as captain in January.

Lampard's agent declined to comment on speculation about the midfielder's future when contacted by Press Association Sport, and Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo dismissed the link to Renhe when the subject was raised in a press conference following Chelsea's Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool yesterday.

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