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Frank Lampard to Play For Manchester City

In a strange turn of events, New York City FC is set to loan the former Chelsea midfielder to Manchester City until January 2015.

Chelsea released Lampard this summer despite his record breaking 211 goals, to allow him to sign a two-year contract with the newly formed MLS side.

The Major League Soccer franchise is owned by Manchester City and baseball giants New York Yankees, but the team’s season does not start until March 2015.

Manchester City declined to comment, but Lampard could be at their Carrington training ground as early as next week for manager Manuel Pellegrini to monitor his fitness.

The loan deal is likely to run until mid-January, and City plan to register the England international for both their Premier League and Champions League campaigns.

Read More: bbc.com

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