Chelsea are considering an offer of Frank Lampard in exchange for Tottenham ace Luka Modric. The Sunday Mirror says the Blues are refusing to give up on Modric and will make a renewed bid when the transfer window ­reopens next month.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp would see Lampard as a direct replacement for Modric and that could swing the deal. Lampard missed a penalty and was hauled off after 60 minutes in yesterday's 3-0 win at Newcastle.

Chelsea made three bids for the Croatian in the summer - which were rejected by Tottenham - who insisted Modric wasn't for sale at any price. And boss Andre Villas-Boas is also prepared to use Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka as bait.