Frank Lampard claims Chelsea refused to sign Jude Bellingham.
Chelsea passed on the opportunity to sign Jude Bellingham during Frank Lampard’s first spell as the club manager.
Lampard took charge at Stamford Bridge in 2019 and was eager to bring Bellingham when he was starting to make a name for himself at Birmingham.
Currently. he’s one of the most valuable players in the world right now after a sensational debut with Real Madrid.
The midfielder joined Los Blancos this summer and has already bagged 13 goals and three assists in all competitions.
Man United were also one of the elite clubs interested in the midfielder and also gave him a tour of their facilities.
Chelsea were reportedly not interested in the 20-year-old but Lampard identified him as a target at Cobham.
“When I was managing at Chelsea, I was desperate to bring Jude Bellingham in. But I couldn’t get it through upstairs…the idea of paying £20m for someone his age,” Lampard told former teammate John Obi Mikel on the Obi One Podcast.