Chinese club chasing Ferdinand and Lampard

England stars are set to be offered £250,000-per-week to quit the Premier League by Guizhou Renhe. Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba are also wanted in the far East
Chinese Super League outfit Guizhou Renhe will attempt to sign Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand and Chelsea star Frank Lampard in the summer.

It is thought that the two England internationals could earn £250,000-per-week in China and Guizhou Renhe chairman, Wang Goulin, confirmed that his club were looking at signing the players.

Goulin told The Sun: “I want the best team in China and we are prepared to invest a lot of money to bring Ferdinand and Lampard to us.

“Many people here [in China] watch the Premier League and know how good the two players are.”

Both Ferdinand and Lampard seemed to have fallen out of favour with club and country earlier this season, but have recovered their form in time to play key roles in the Premier League run-in. But whether or not they could be tempted to move to China though remains to be seen.

Guizhou Renhe’s Super League rivals Shanghai Shenhua also want to sign more big names, having securing the services of ex-Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka in January.

Shenhua want Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to join them, while former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson is set to become head coach of football in Yunnan Province.

Football agent Pini Zahavi, who represents Ferdinand, has brokered many of the new deals in Chinese football.

Zahavi said: “When the Chinese want to achieve something, they do it.

“Football has become a big business for them now and they want to bring in the best players and the best managers.”

Frank Lampard is 8/1 with Bet365 to finish as England's leading goalscorer at Euro 2012.

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