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Frank Lampard tipped to join New York

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As Frank Lampard announces that he will be leaving Chelsea after an illustrious 13 years at the club, his future could well lie in the MLS with New York. 

According to the Daily Express, Lampard could well be heading stateside next season, as Major League Soccer side New York City have now emerged as the clear favourites to land the England Midfielder.

Lampard's contract negotiations with Chelsea had hit a brick wall just days before England kick off at the World Cup in Brazil with Blues boss Jose Mourinho proving indecisive in offering a one-year extension.

Rumours of Lampard swapping West London for New York had been circulating for quite some time with the 35-year-old supposedly already having held talks with the new MLS club.

New York have reportedly offered close to the £150,00-a-week for Lampard's services - a figure he was receiving at Chelsea.

New York, who are a franchise of Manchester City, have already signed Spanish striker David Villa from Atletico Madrid and are looking to add more big, experienced names to their team. 

However, no deal has been made as of yet and Lampard has stated he will not announce a decision over his future until after the World Cup. 

As speculation of Lampard joining QPR to be reunited with his uncle Harry Redknapp, having been ruled out by Redknapp himself, a move abroad now seems to be the most likely option. If it happens, it may not be a bad choice for Lampard, just ask David Beckham and Thierry Henry. 

 

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