Lampard tempted by QPR after falling out of favour at Chelsea

Loftus Road could be set to host a family re-union as Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is said to be considering a move to Queens Park Rangers, managed by his uncle, Harry Redknapp, the Daily Mirror has reported.

The Mirror claims that Lampard is tempted by the switch to QPR after falling out of favour under Chelsea’s interim manager Rafael Benitez. Lampard has yet to start a match under the Spaniard, having been absent through injury since late October until a return against Sunderland earlier in December.

Lampard was expected to start the Club World Cup semi-final against Monterrey on Thursday but was instead kept on the bench for much of the match, with Benitez preferring to experiment with David Luiz, usually a centre-back, in the heart of midfield. Lampard did eventually make an appearance, playing the last half-an-hour in place of Luiz.

The England midfielder is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer, and the newspaper adds that Lampard was already unhappy with Benitez for discussing his future and revealing he expected Lampard to leave the club.

Redknapp, who recorded his first win as QPR boss on Saturday – QPR’s first win all season – has offered Lampard the chance to continue his Premier League career, having spent more than 11 years at Chelsea.

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