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Lampard set to sign for New York City FC

ESPN staff
July 19, 2014
Frank Lampard spent 13 years at Chelsea where he became the club's all-time record goalscorer © Getty Images

Frank Lampard is expected to complete a move to MLS newcomers New York City FC next week.

Lampard is currently a free agent following Chelsea's decision to release the midfielder at the start of June.

While it is understood Lampard received several offers from around the world, the 36 year old has opted to join the new MLS franchise, which is part-owned by Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour.

Lampard is thought to be impressed with the club's vision and is set to put pen to paper in the next week. The franchise was formed in May 2013 but will not make its debut in the American league until March next year.

As a result, Lampard could follow in the footsteps of NYC's newest recruit David Villa and play for the franchise's sister club Melbourne City FC.

Although, Lampard has not yet decided whether he will join the Australian outfit for a few months or opt to train in the UK in order to maintain fitness.

Lampard is currently on holiday having made just one appearance for England during their disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil. He is set to make a decision on his international future in the coming weeks.

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