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Frank Lampard says there is no chance Ross Barkley will leave Chelsea in January

Frank Lampard says there is no chance Ross Barkley will leave Chelsea in January

Frank Lampard says there is no chance Ross Barkley will leave Chelsea this month amid reports West Ham are keen to sign the England international.

Hammers manager David Moyes did not rule out a move for Barkley when asked about him this week, saying “anything which we think will improve our side I will be interested to bring in”.

The 26-year-old has been out of favour for most of the season and in November was criticised by Lampard for a “lack of professionalism” after being pictured shirtless in a Dubai nightclub.

Barkley was also troubled by an ankle injury earlier in the campaign but has returned to the Chelsea side this month, impressing in the wins over Nottingham Forest and Burnley.

“There’s no talk here of Ross Barkley going anywhere,” insisted Lampard. “He’s our player, he’s played the last couple of games and done very well.

“There’s certain circumstances why Ross hasn’t featured as much this year but I’ve got a lot of faith in Ross. I’m very happy with him.”