LA Galaxy confirm Lampard interest

MLS champions LA Galaxy have revealed that they are interested in the potential signing of midfielder Frank Lampard from Chelsea, ESPN reports. The 33 year old has fallen out-of-favour with Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas and has been linked with a move away from West London this month.

Lampard’s future has been under scrutiny after a series of reports documenting his fallout with Villas-Boas. The Chelsea boss failed to acknowledge the England international’s contribution in the 2-1 win away at Wolves and Lampard has publicly stated his desire to play more regularly under Villas-Boas. Premier League champions Manchester United were interested in signing Lampard, but saw their approach rebuffed by the Blues.

Galaxy could be a good option for Lampard, who would see himself link up with former England captain David Beckham. Beckham has praised Lampard and hopes that Galaxy can arrange a deal, but they have to free up a designated player spot first. Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan fill up the three DP roles at the MLS side, which are the roles exempt from the salary cap. The Chelsea midfielder’s wages are higher than the salary cap and Galaxy are working a way to try and sign the England international.

Club owner Tim Leiweke said: ‘I’m a fan of Frank’s, I think he’s a great player. When I think of Chelsea I think of Frank Lampard. It took us two years to get David to come here the first time. We’re working on the next DP and we’ll continue to work on the next DP. There are half a dozen guys we have a good relationship with and we’ll see how that goes. But first we’ve got to have a spot, and at the moment we don’t have a spot. [But] I’m sure a big fan of his.’

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