Lampard is already being courted by Italian giants Juventus, but Ronaldinho wants Lampard at Barcelona - who have sounded out former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho about the possibility of succeeding Frank Rijkaard as boss.

Ronaldinho said: "Frank Lampard is a great player and he has shown that at Chelsea for many years. Obviously I would like to have him at Barcelona."

Lampard's partner Elen Rives is Spanish, and he has said he wants their two children to be bilingual - fuelling speculation he would welcome a move to Spain.