Frank Lampard reacts to whether Chelsea are interested in Angel Gomes
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has clarified that the Blues are not in the running to sign Angel Gomes, who has recently declined to sign a new contract with Manchester United.
The 19-year-old's contract with the Red Devils expires on June 30 and he is set to become a free-agent from tomorrow. The Blues have been fancied to sign him over the past few months for a small compensation fee for the training costs, but Lampard has dismissed the speculation.
Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday, the Blues boss said: "Yes, I can elaborate to the point that it's never been mentioned at my end; so that's it."
Gomes refused a fresh £25,000-a-week contract offer from United earlier this month and it is reported that the teenager wants regular first-team football elsewhere.
A number of Italian and Spanish clubs are said to be interested in his services and he is unlikely to be short of offers ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
Gomes is widely regarded as one of the best young graduates at United, but he has opted to leave the club, having made only three starts this term.