Mourinho eyeing Real Madrid swap deal for Lampard

Frank Lampard

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to offer Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard a lifeline at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Lampard's future at Chelsea is looking bleak after falling down the pecking orders in manager Andre Villas-Boas' squad this season.

According to the Sun, Mourinho hopes to use midfielder Esteban Granero as a bait to prise Lampard from the Stamford Bridge.

Granero is valued at six million pounds.

A three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, Lampard is Chelsea's third all-time goalscorer with 177 goals in all competitions, including over 100 league goals – the most in the club's history for a midfielder.

The 33-year-old is also the highest goalscoring midfielder in Premier League history (146 league goals) and second in the Premier League's all-time assists table with 91 assists.

He has had over 1400 successful passes and 10 or more assists every season.

In 2005, when Mourinho was at Chelsea, Lampard was voted second place in both the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year and the 2005 Ballon d'Or.

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