Frank Lampard is ready to demand a transfer from Chelsea.

The Mirror says Lampard was last night poised to ask Chelsea for a transfer to force through his move to Inter Milan.

The Blues want to hold talks with the England midfielder before next week's pre-season tour of China in a last-ditch bid to resolve the saga.

But Lampard is now ready to formally ask for a move in order to rejoin his old Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in Italy.