Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley have spent many years and many millions on renovating their dream home in the United Kingdom, but now that the mansion has finally been completed it has emerged that the celebrity couple could be set to leave the country. The soccer star is reportedly on the verge of signing a deal with Chinese soccer club Guizhou Renhe, which could see the pair move to China.
British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail says that the news of the possible relocation follows just days after their renovations of their southwest London dream home have finally been completed. The couple, who are engaged to be married, even went to the trouble of hiring Kelly Hoppen, interior designer to the stars, to oversee the mansion’s remodeling, which now includes a basement pool, gym and private cinema. Hoppen has previously worked on the Los Angeles mansion of David and Victoria Beckham.
“Frank has invested blood, sweat, tears and a lot of money in the dream house,” an insider told the newspaper. “Money was no object and Frank wanted to make sure it was a very family-friendly home, so that his daughters especially would love it as much as he did. He’s very much looking forward to the first Christmas in the new pad and showing it off to pals, but everything could now be up in the air.”
Reports in China are suggesting that Lampard could sign a deal with the Chinese football club as early as next January.