Frank Lampard could return to Chelsea until March

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard could return to west London to train in a bid to maintain his fitness ahead of his move to Major League Soccer next March.

The Sunday People reports how the 36-year-old midfielder will be allowed to use the Blues' Cobham training base to begin his own pre-season preparations later this year.

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Lampard formally completed his switch to New York City FC last week after leaving Stamford Bridge on a free transfer upon the expiry of his contract at the end of last season.

MLS move

The Chelsea veteran follows Spanish striker David Villa to North America, becoming the newly formed MLS side's second major signing of the summer.

With the current MLS season still underway, New York City will enter the competition from the start of 2015/16, meaning Lampard still has some time for an extended break after the World Cup.

However, it's now expected that instead of following new team-mate Villa to Australia to play for Melbourne City on loan, Lampard will return to much more familiar surroundings and work on his conditioning at former club Chelsea.

Chelsea comeback

Jose Mourinho is seemingly happy for the England international to come back, having already negotiated a one-year deal that will see fellow club legend Didier Drogba make a playing return this season.

It's not yet clear whether Lampard will follow Drogba's lead and be made available for selection on a short-term loan, but the possibility shouldn't be ruled out entirely between now and the turn of the year.

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