Frank Lampard was missing from Chelsea's kit photo shoot for next season. The Daily Mail says the club deny speculation that Lampard, a long-term adidas client, was missing because he is out of contract at the end of the season.

Lampard's agent Steve Kutner, who says he had no knowledge of the event, points out his player would have been unavailable because of family commitments with his daughters on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kutner added: "I wouldn't have allowed Frank to take part in any case. Covering him in paint would have been demeaning."