Wednesday's 'what the papers say'

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Corriere dello Sport have scooped Tuttosport on Juventus and the never-ending saga of whether Frank Lampard will be joining the Turin club in the summer.

According to the northern editions of the Rome-based daily, the Chelsea man has had enough of empty promises over a new contract and is ready to jump on the next Ryanair flight to fall into the arms of the Old Lady.

A cool 700,000 euro a month would make the England international the club’s highest earner and begin the process of easing Alex Del Piero towards retirement within the next two seasons.

Lampard would lead a revamped midfield along with Werder Bremen’s Brazilian playmaker Diego who has already sat down for some top-notch nosh with Juve powerbrokers to ensure Inter don’t scupper the deal.

AC Milan have also been in London claims La Gazzetta dello Sport although it’s not down the Kings Road to land Didier Drogba but up to Seven Sisters to prise Dimitar Berbatov away from Tottenham.

However, the notoriously tight-fisted Rossoneri owner Silvio Berlusconi would have to stump up a reported 23 million euro for the Bulgarian plus he’s only 27 and much too young to join a grown-up club like Milan.

Apart from the wads of cash, Spurs would acquire Dario Simic who claims he has forgotten what it’s like to be a footballer, having made all of two appearances this season.

Meanwhile, any Manchester United players in need of some political debate when they are in Rome next month can always call on Alberto Aquilani.

The AS Roma midfielder informed La Gazetta dello Sport that although his didn’t know much about the finer points of politics he had very firm views on Italy’s emigration policy.

“There are too many foreigners in the country and most of the violence and trouble you see is caused by them,” he claimed.

The 23-year-old also harked back to the times when the trains ran on time and revealed: “I have a few photographs and portraits of Mussolini at home. My uncle gave them to me as a present.”