Frank Lampard finally signs a deal, to write children's books

Lampard, who is considered one of the most intelligent footballers around, will publish his first book, Frankie Versus The Pirate Pillagers, in June, followed by two more this year and another two in 2014.

updated: February 13, 2013 10:35 IST
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London: England international midfielder Frank Lampard is set to put pen to paper but, before Chelsea fans sigh with relief, it is to write five children's books, it was announced on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old - whose current deal expires in the summer and who has not been offered a new one - said that he first got the idea when he was reading stories to his children.

The stories will follow the adventures of a school boy, Frankie, his football-loving friends, and pet dog Max.

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