This might be Frank Lampard's final season at Chelsea. If all is to believed Lamps is planning a move to Barca because his fiancee Elen Rives, a Barcelona native cannot bear living in London, where she will miss the tapas, sangria and boogying to separatist rock by Obrint Pas. Barca is playing her as a trump card in their recent offer to Lamps. The couple already have a one year old daughter.
In exchange Chelsea might get midfield maestro Deco. The season for rumours begins in real earnest as Inter Milan is thinking of spiriting away Jose Mourinho as their next coach. Milan is where all the fashionistas are, which must be a nice perk for the sartorially and correctly coiffed Mourinho.
Lampard is already making all the correct noises by refusing to write off Barca in the Champions Cup while his team mates are ready to take the axe to the present champions. Sounds like he is preparing for a soft landing at Camp Nou.