SIR ALEX Ferguson will offer Frank Lampard AND Ashley Cole the chance to join Manchester United when they are dumped by Chelsea.
United boss Ferguson wants both players at Old Trafford next season – and is putting together packages to complete an amazing double deal for the Stamford Bridge rejects.
Both Lampard and Cole are out of contract at the end of June and Fergie believes the pair can make a huge impact on and off the pitch at United.
Starsport understands the Scot even considered trying to sign the pair during this month's transfer window but Chelsea are unwilling to do business with any other Premier League clubs.
So Fergie is prepared to wait until the summer, when he will offer the duo one-year rolling contracts which will allow them to continue playing at the highest level.
Having snubbed the chance to speak with Lampard, 34, all season, the club have finally told him they would grant him a free transfer move in the transfer window - but only if he moves abroad amid interest from China and the MLS in America.
They would block any offer that came in from United this month, and also the two-year deal being dangled in front of him by QPR.
Cole has other options with both Real Madrid and PSG looking to hold talks with him, but Fergie believes he can tempt the 32-year-old to United on a free transfer at the end of the season.