Juve admit Lampard interest

Juventus look set to make an approach for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard after admitting they will be able to buy players 'of his class' this summer.

Lampard has 14 months remaining on his Blues contract but has long been linked with a move abroad.

Juventus boss Claudio Ranieri signed Lampard from West Ham during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Ranieri is now looking to assemble a squad at Juventus capable of challenging for domestic and European success.

Juve director Gianluca Pessotto has admitted the Serie A giants are monitoring Lampard, and has hinted they are lining up a swoop for the England international at the end of the season.

"He is an excellent player," Pessotto said in The Sun.

"I feel we will be able to buy players of his class in the summer."

Reports suggest Lampard could leave for as little as 6million in the summer if Chelsea cannot tie him to a new contract.