Lampard Inter link denied

Agent denies Blues ace is set for Inter talks

Frank Lampard's agent has quashed speculation that his client has agreed to join Internazionale after Wednesday's UEFA Champions League final.

Reports in Italy suggested that Lampard, who has one year left on his Chelsea contract, had opted to end his Blues stay once their crunch clash with Manchester United in Moscow was over.

Speculation surrounding Lampard's long-term future at Stamford Bridge has been rife following the midfielder's decision to delay contract talks until the summer in order to concentrate on his football.

However, his agent Steve Kutner has now claimed that reports of Lampard heading to Serie A are well wide of the mark.

All quiet

"I don't know why Inter Milan would think this. Nobody has talked to me and I am good friends with the owner, Massimo Moratti," explained Kutner.

"I took Paul Ince there, I took Patrick Vieira there - if there was something on, I am sure I would know.

"The situation is that Frank has got a massive match on Wednesday, after which he needs to spend time with his family, because he has not had a real opportunity to do that since his mother died.

"He needs to get away and sort out his personal life and when he has done that we will sit down and talk about his future in football.

"After that, we will talk to Chelsea and that is as far as we have got - there is nothing in the pipeline and I don't know why this has surfaced now."