Stamford Bridge midfielder MLS bound?
FRANK LAMPARD has been told he has no future at Chelsea.
Lampard is out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and the club have made it clear they do not intend to offer him a new deal.
But the England star, 34, is set to snub a mega-bucks offer from China, with LA Galaxy his most likely destination.
The midfielder – who has been with the west London club for 12 seasons – was last week presented with an offer from Guizhou Renhe, which would see him take home £130,000 a week.
But after discussing it with former Blues team-mate Didier Drogba, Lampard has decided against going, feeling he still wants to play in a more competitive league.
Galaxy want to sign Lampard on a pre-contract deal in January and the move is looking increasing likely with PSG understood to be cooling their interest.
SOURCE: Daily Star
A move to the MLS does seem a better fit for Frank Lampard than a possible switch to China, a move which hasn’t exactly cracked up to be all that successful for his former Blues team-mates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.
The chance to line up alongside, or more likely replace, David Beckham may well be what the LA Galaxy have in mind and the Blues midfielder certainly appears to be on the way out at Chelsea side that is now very much focused on the future.
Much talk has been made of the player’s relationship with TV presenter Christine Bleakley, the pair are currently engaged, and a move to Los Angeles would certainly fit in with her ambitions and would perhaps be the type of move that doesn’t immediately rule out the veteran from England national team duty.
Clearly leaving Chelsea would be a big wrench for Lampard, having been a hero at the club for over a decade, but having made just four Premier League starts this season it does look increasingly like the 34 year old is becoming surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
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