Frank Lampard considers extending Manchester City loan

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If seeing Frank Lampard scoring against Chelsea wasn't confusing enough, we could be forced to watch him run out at Stamford Bridge in a Manchester City shirt after he hinted at extending his current loan deal.

In one of the most unexpected transfers in recent times, the Blues legend signed a five-month loan deal with City having originally completed a free transfer to sister-club New York City after his Chelsea release this summer.

Lampard scored against his former club when they met at the Etihad Stadium in September, and he could now return to his old stomping ground if he extends his stay for a further month.

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The two clubs meet at the Bridge on January 31st and although his existing deal is scheduled to end on January 1st, when asked if he could be tempted to stay beyond that date Lampard refused to rule anything out.

"The temptation is to not get ahead of myself in my career. I am here until January 1, basically, so I will focus on that and see what happens then," he told the Manchester Evening News.


Ever the professional, the 36-year-old was keen to point out that he's not the only one who gets a say in whether or not his brief Manchester City career continues into the new year.

So far his impact at the Etihad Stadium has been impressive - four goals in six appearances, but he's fully aware the City hierarchy will expect him to continue his current form.

Lampard said: "They will be kicking me out in January if I don’t play very well! I am just looking game to game and trying to play as well as I can.

"There has been a lot said about when the [MLS] season starts, but the only thing that can decide my future is how well I am playing."

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During over a decade in west London, Lampard became Chelsea's all time record goalscorer, cementing himself as a club legend in the process.

While his stay in Manchester has been infinitely shorter, he's already made a good impression on the City faithful and he's sure as to why that is.

The former England man, who made over 100 appearances for his country, was expected to use his time with Manuel Pellegrini's squad to maintain fitness, but for Lampard that was never going to be enough.

He said: "I have scored a few goals and I hope they can see my desire. I haven’t come here just to train and make up numbers in the squad.

“People might have thought that was the case but it’s not. I want to perform – I have always done it throughout my career, and if people see that I am giving my all the fans will get behind me.”

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