| 13.7°C Dublin

China club to offer Frank and Rio €300k-a-week

RIO Ferdinand and Frank Lampard will be offered an astonishing €300,000-a-week to quit the Premier League for life in the Far East.

Chinese side Guizho Renhe will try to prise the Premier League stars from Manchester United and Chelsea with big-money deals.

“I want the best in China and we are prepared to invest a lot of money to bring Ferdinand and Lampard to us,” club chairman Wang Guolin said.

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

Ferdinand’s Agent Pini Zahavi is masterminding a lot of the deals involving Chinese clubs.

“When the Chinese want to achieve something they do it,” he said. “Football has become a big business for them now and they want to bring in the best players and managers.”

Shanghai Shenhua have already expressed their interest in capturing Didier Drogba after bringing former Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka to China in December.