Chelsea legend Frank Lampard announced his retirement from football with a post on Instagram on Thursday.
Swansea City manager Paul Clement, who worked with Lampard when he was Chelsea’s assistant manager, claims he tried to sign Lampard before the midfielder announced his retirement.
“We had a chat. I think he appreciated that I called him because of our relationship,” Clement is quoted by Daily Mail.
“I am not saying it got close in any way but we had a conversation. It did not go very far but it would have been nice. It would have been good.
“His ability as a player we all know about. But he is also a very good leader and character and a fantastic professional.”