Frank Lampard's dream home ready as move to China lingers
Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley's dream home, which took two years in the making, is finally complete, but the news arrived on the day it emerged that the footballer could be moving to China.
Interior designer to the stars Kelly Hoppen has overseen the facelift of the South West London mansion which now boasts a basement pool, a gym and a cinema.
But less than 72 hours after being told the job was done, the Chelsea ace was offered a multi-million move to Chinese club, Guizhou Renhe, according to the club's deputy board chairman Yang Xiayou and chairman Dai Yongge, the Mirror reported.
"Frank has invested blood, sweat, tears and a lot of money in the dream house, a source said.
"Frank bought it eight years ago and had it completely gutted and refurbed. He approached Kelly and she spent months with them designing and sketching out some ideas.
"Money was no object and Frank wanted to make sure it was a very family-friendly home, so that his daughters especially would love it as much as he did. He's very much looking forward to the first Christmas in the new pad, and showing it off to pals. But now everything could now be up in the air. It is sod's law," the source added.