Lampard holds talks with New York City

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has held informal talks with new MLS franchise New York City FC over a possible move, according to Sky Sports.

Lampard is currently in Miami ahead of England’s final two World Cup warm-up matches against Ecuador and Honduras, but his club future is still to be resolved, with Chelsea having yet to announce if the 35-year-old will be handed a new one-year contract extension.

New York City FC are partly owned by Premier League champions Manchester City, and are set to join the MLS in March when the 2015 season gets underway. They have already made an approach for Lampard, and reportedly David Villa, who confirmed on Sunday that he would be leaving Atletico Madrid after only one season.

At Chelsea since 2000, as well as being their highest all-time goalscorer, Lampard has admitted that he is unsure where his future lies. He said: “I don’t know if I’ll be at Chelsea next season.

“I’d like to carry on for two or three more years but it would be good to end on a high.

So, if that means it all ends tomorrow, I wouldn’t have any regrets. You know your shelf-life, so I started to mentally prepare when I hit 30. I’ve been doing this for a long time, so there’s a part of me that’s looking forward to the future.”

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