Frank Lampard eyes MLS move in January

23 October 2012 09:13

Chelsea legend set for Stamford Bridge exit door as MLS side LA Galaxy will try to lure the midfielder to the club as early as this January.

The Daily Mail are reporting that Frank Lampard is set to join MLS giants La Galaxy this January. Having started on the bench against Tottenham last Saturday in a match which Chelsea won 4-2, Frank Lampard would have been sitting there thinking how much longer has left for the London side.

Chelsea find themselves top of The Barclay's Premier League – and have done it with little assistance from their once key midfielder. Having started just four of Chelseas eight league games – Lampard is having little affect to Chelsea's title challenge.

With the Blues going for a more youthful set up in their side – the Stamford Bridge legend may look to move on – after 11 years of service. The MLS side will be able to pay his £130,000 a week salary – and Lampard is believed to be available on the cheap due to his contract issue.

Lampard's current deal expires at the end of the season – and he is set to earn a massive loyaly bonus if he is too see out his contract. Something Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich doesn't see necessary for a soon to be 34 year old.

However – England boss Roy Hodgson is still a clear favourite of Frank Lampard. If Frank is still keen on playing for England, for whom he has 93 international caps for – a move to the MLS for first team football will give him the ability to prove to Hodgson he still has the ability to play football for his country – and earn a deserved 100 caps.

Lampard was seen watching LA Galaxy play with former England team mate David Beckham earlier this year – with the LA Galaxy icon set to be an integral part in negotiations in luring Lampard to MLS soccer.

Source: DSG