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West Ham midfielder wants Frank Lampard back at Upton Park

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Lampard scored against West Ham on Sunday. (©GettyImages)
Lampard scored against West Ham on Sunday. (©GettyImages).

West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil has urged to the club to make a move for Frank Lampard in the summer transfer window, if the former Hammer leaves Chelsea when his contract expires.

Lampard's future is still unclear with his current deal set to run down at the end of the season, although recent reports suggest Chelsea are making efforts to keep the 34-year-old at Stamford Bridge.

The England midfielder joined Chelsea from West Ham 12 years ago in a deal worth £11 million, and scored his 200th goal for the Blues in the victory over his former club on Sunday afternoon.

Lampard could leave Chelsea as the club's recored goalscorer with the veteran now just two behind Bobby Tambling's haul, and O'Neil would love to see him return to West Ham should he quit Stamford Bridge.

"It’s surprising that a player of that stature and quality is being allowed to run out his contract," O'Neil told The Sun.

"If the money was right and the deal was right, he’s a player I would love to see back at West Ham. He would be a great player to sign if the club could get hold of him."

A move for the former Boleyn Ground star may not prove too popular with the West Ham fans, however, who are under investigation from police after Lampard was pelted with coins during the Hammers' defeat to Chelsea.

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