Chelsea star turns down £20m China deal

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Frank Lampard has snubbed the chance to join former-Chelsea teammates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka in China, according to the Daily Mail.

The England international is out of contract at the end of the season, and the report claims Chinese Super League club Guizhou Renhe were ready to offer Lampard a two-year £250,000-a-week contract, starting in March.

But Lampard has turned his back on the offer, although he remains a target for a number of the world's richest clubs.

Manchester United, LA Galaxy, Juventus, Lazio, Monaco and Fiorentina have all been linked with a move for the 34-year-old.

But Guizhou Renhe were reportedly confident of convincing Lampard to join his former team mates in the Chinese Super League.

A Chinese source told the Daily Mail: "The contract offered to Lampard was amazing and he would have been treated like a God out there. It would have been a great adventure for him.

"But although there were a lot of talks, he would never give a definite 'yes' and a couple of weeks ago Guizhou Renhe finally gave up."

Lampard scored his 194th Chelsea goal against Stoke last weekend, moving past Kerry Dixon's total, to take second place on the all-time top goalscorer list at the club.

But the midfielder is yet to sign a new deal with the Blues, and looks set to end his 12-year association withe the team he joined in an £11m deal from West Ham back in 2001.

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