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Jose Mourinho on the Hunt for Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 27, 2010

Jose Mourinho has hinted that Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard would be his top targets if he takes over at Real Madrid.

The Spanish high flyers sacked their boss Manuel Pellegrini on Wednesday, and are expected to publicly announce The Special One —Jose Mourinho—as their new boss in the next few days.

The Portuguese has hinted that the English midfielders, Gerrard and Lampard, are two players he would love to join him at the Bernabeu.

"Both Gerrard and Lampard are great players who always give everything," He said. "I like players in the final part of their careers. I love to have some players who are 33 or 34 years old—they are players you buy and you won't recover this money, but if they give you good performances for two or three years, you've got your money's worth."

During his tenure at Chelsea, Mourinho won two Premier League titles with Lampard, and even then he tried to get the Liverpool skipper—Gerrard—to move to Stamford Bridge.

At the moment, Mourinho is trying to negotiate a release from his Inter deal. However, he still has two years left on his contract, so that could take some time to sort out.

He would be handed a huge transfer budget, and the two Englishmen would be well in his allotted funds.

The large sum of money will also make the top four teams in England nervous as Mourinho may come to get some players that he saw here a few seasons ago.

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