Chelsea Veteran Frank Lampard Offered Novel Part-Time Deal With LA Galaxy

MLS side willing to share midfielder with a European club.

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Frank Lampard is set to be offered a novel contract by Los Angeles Galaxy in which he will be loaned back to a European club for three-months a year.

LA Galaxy have come up with the contract, worth an estimated $4.5milion-a-year in wages, in an attempt to turn the Chelsea midfielder to the MLS at the end of the season when his Stamford Bridge contract expires, according to the Sunday People.

The deal is similar in make-up to that enjoyed by David Beckham, who LA Galaxy want 34-year-old Lampard to replace his former England team-mate, but will include the three-month loan spell each season in the small print of the contract.

During the MLS off-season, Beckham had two separate loan spells at AC Milan while under contract at LA Galaxy, but those were agreed ad-hoc and not guaranteed as part of his contract.

According to the Sunday People, Lampard will have it in writing that he can spend three months each year at a European club as they look to ensure they secure his services this summer.

Lampard is not ready to quit Europe after being told by England manager Roy Hodgson that a move to the United States would hamper his chances of representing his country in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The midfielder still harbours hopes that he may yet be offered a new deal at Chelsea, but could have offers to stay this side of the Atlantic at AC Milan, Juventus or even Manchester United, the Sunday People claim.

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