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LA Galaxy in pursuit of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard

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Frank Lampard is a serious target for MLS side LA Galaxy and the American club will launch an ambitious attempt to sign the Blues veteran in January. The midfield star is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and with the new club policy offering him a mere one-year extension, Lampard could soon make an exit from Chelsea.

MLS chief Don Garber had earlier said, “Frank Lampard's a great player. He has a great history with the sport. If he decides he wants to play in Major League Soccer, I'm sure any club would be happy to have him on their roster.”

LA Galaxy signed English legend David Beckham in 2007 and with the former England captain turning 38 at the end of the season, the American club aim to bring in Lampard to boost their side with another world-class midfielder, revealed the Daily Mail. Lampard’s days at Chelsea also seem numbered as he is increasingly being used off the bench, and featured as a substitute in the 4-2 win over Tottenham yesterday.

John Obi Mikel has firmly nailed down a first team place and with Ramires also in strong contention for a starting spot, Di Matteo is favouring the younger players at Stamford Bridge. With Abramovich unwilling to break his one-year extension rule for stars over 30, Lampard could leave Chelsea latest by next summer.