Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez fancies playing for Chelsea under the tutelage of manager Frank Lampard.

The centre back revealed this on a programme ‘Cambio de Banda’ with team-mates Santiago Arias and Hector Herrera and he revealed just how much he enjoyed watching the Blues when he was growing up.

“I really liked Frank Lampard when I was a kid,” Gimenez said when asked who his idol was.

“In Uruguay, they played the Premier League early in the morning and I always watched it, I loved the way he played.

“I would have liked to play with him, I loved that Chelsea.”
Chelsea is short of defensive options in the centre back position and Lampard is prepared to move for some reinforcement in that area.

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