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Frank Lampard confirms MLS move possible after World Cup

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Earlier this week Frank Lampard confirmed that he will leave behind Chelsea and the EPL after this summers World Cup, and now whilst on national team duty in Miami he admitted that his next home could well be the United States with a MLS franchise.

Speaking to the media ahead of captaining England in their friendly against Ecuador Wednesday, Lampard was open about the possibility of following the likes of Jermain Defoe and David Villa to Major League Soccer:

"America is an option," the former Chelsea midfielder confirmed.

"I'm looking at different options but I want to carry on playing."

As one of the most highly respected players of his generation Lampard will have no shortage of offers after leaving behind Chelsea after making 649 appearances for the West London team but there have been strong rumors linking him to MLS' newest franchise New York City FC.

Various media outlets reported that the 35-year-old had met with NYCFC officials in recent days to discuss the possibility of moving stateside and his latest comments will give hope to the league that they could soon be welcoming another bonafide soccer star into their midst.

Fans of MLS will have to wait a while before anything is made official however with Lampard going on to state that he doesn't expect anything to be complete before this summer's World Cup in Brazil:

"I'd like to get it sorted soon, not in World Cup time, but after that. I'm not sure it's possible to do now," he explained.

After an EPL career spanning almost 20 years Lampard is exactly the sort of player the likes of New York City FC will be looking to bring in as the fledgling franchise, who are part owned by Manchester City, look to built a squad ahead of their entrance to the MLS in 2015.

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