Lampard set to complete New York move

Frank Lampard looks set to complete his move to New York City FC next week.

Lampard has been without a club since he left Chelsea at the start of June.

The 36-year-old midfielder received a host of proposals from across the world, but Press Association Sport understands Lampard has decided to accept an offer from the new MLS franchise, which is part-owned by Manchester City chief Sheikh Mansour.

It is understood Lampard was highly impressed with the club's vision and he is expected to sign a contract with the franchise next week.

The New York club was formed in May 2013, but will not start competing in the American league until March 2015.

As a result, Lampard could spend some time with New York's sister club Melbourne City FC over the next few months.

Lampard is currently taking a short holiday with his fiancee Christine Bleakley.

During his 13 years at Chelsea, Lampard became the club's all-time record goalscorer and won three Premier League titles and the Champions League, plus the Europa League and four FA Cups.

The midfielder was part of Roy Hodgson's 23-man World Cup squad, but he only made one appearance - in England's dead rubber draw against Costa Rica.

The former West Ham man has said he will take a few weeks to decide whether he wants to continue playing for England.


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