Manchester City To Tempt Chelsea Star With Shock Six-Month Deal

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The Citizens are hoping to bring Lampard to Eastlands.

In a bizarre twist Manchester City are set offer Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard a six-month contract before the midfielder then jets off to MLS, according to the Mirror.

Lampard has agreed to join American franchise New York FC after failing to agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge, but the season in the USA doesn’t start until March 2015.

This would mean that the 35-year-old would be unable to play competitive football for a significant amount of time and City are hoping to capitalise on this by bringing in the England international for half a year.

The Citizens are keen to maintain their English quota imposed by the Premier League, which is set to decrease with the summer departures of Gareth Barry and Joleon Lescott – whilst fellow countrymen Micah Richards, Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair are also keen to leave the Etihad Stadium.

Lampard has previously said that he would never join another top flight club in England, but with the option being that or not playing football for over six months the midfielder may be forced to reconsider.

The Englishman has been in west London since an £11m transfer from West Ham United in 2001 and is considered by many to be the Blues’ greatest ever player.

That is because Lampard is the side’s all-time top-scorer and has also won three league titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League during that time.

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