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Frank Lampard could join LA Galaxy this summer

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Chelsea vice-captain Frank Lampard looks set to leave the club for the MLS this summer.

The inspirational midfielder's current deal expires in June and LA Galaxy will offer him a contract worth £4m per year to make a summer switch to Major League Soccer.

Lampard, 35, has started 16 of Chelsea's 30 Premier League games this year, playing in a more rigid defensive role due to the Blues' vast array of attacking options, including Willian, Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle, Oscar and Ramires. 

However, as his one-year deal runs down reports suggest that he will link up with former Premier League players Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan in LA, if the Galaxy get their wish.

Galaxy won the MLS Cup in 2011 and 2012, but last year had problems replacing the influential David Beckham and were knocked out in play-off semi-finals.

Lampard's central position would help the side and he would undoubtedly be a key player for the Galaxy despite his advancing years.

There was much speculation that he would leave last season, having fallen out of favour with then-manager Rafa Benitez, but he signed a one-year extension in March before former Blues boss Jose Mourinho triumphantly returned.

He may yet stay at the club, possibly in a player/coach role similar to that of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, but the salary in America and chance to still play every week at a good level would undoubtedly be very tempting.

Lampard is expected to be part of the England squad at this summer's World Cup, although his role in the 23-man travelling party may be as a back-up thanks to strong options in midfield for the Three Lions.

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