English Premiership

Clement unlikely to sign Terry or Lampard

2017-01-06 10:02
Frank Lampard, John Terry.(Getty Images)

London - New Swansea boss Paul Clement admits the Premier League strugglers are unlikely to boost their survival bid by signing Chelsea legends John Terry and Frank Lampard.

Clement took charge of the second bottom Swans this week and is expected to boost his squad in the January transfer window.

The former Bayern Munich assistant manager worked with both Terry and Lampard when he was number two to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea and both could be available this month.

Terry has found himself out-of-favour at Stamford Bridge, while Lampard is a free agent after reaching the end of his contract at New York City FC.

But Clement doubts whether either would be a realistic signing for Swansea.

“We have to be realistic. I cannot ever see John wearing another shirt apart from Chelsea,” he said.

“Frank is a different situation, he has stopped playing.

“I would love to have him here but again we have to be realistic and my impression from people close to him is that he is going to take a break from the game.

“I’ve had assurances from the club the opportunity will be there in transfer window and I want to make sure that we’re getting better people in than we already have,

“First, I have to assess what we already have.

"Before I came there were discussions and targets, those targets are known to me now, I bring with me some of my own ideas and thoughts both on where we need to strengthen and players I’ve seen and like.”

Clement's first official game in charge of the Swans will be in an all Premier League clash against Hull City at the Kingston Communications Stadium on Saturday.

Kick off is scheduled for 17:00.

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