Chelsea and England midfielder has launched a legal bid to evict his children’s 100-year-old great-grandmother from her home.
Teresa Canete, the grandmother of his former fiancée Elen Rivas was given a notice that she has just days to move out of a four-bedroom flat in Barcelona that he bought for her in 2008.
Through his lawyers Frank served a notice to the granny of his kids that partly reads “Dear Madam, I am sending this present letter on behalf of my client Frank Lampard to inform you that he has the intention of recovering immediately the property he owns and which you currently occupy with no formal rights…”
The old woman has until 3oth November to vacate the dwelling or some other measures will be effected.
Spanish property records show that the £290,000 flat, on the third floor of an eight-storey block in the city centre, was bought with a £181,000 mortgage in May 2008.
At the time, the Chelsea star was still engaged to Ms Rivas.
The couple ended their seven-year relationship later that year, and the £150,000-a-week star allowed Ms Canete to remain in her home.
Two years ago, the midfielder announced his desire to put the property on sale, a move he seems determined to effect at the end of this month.