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Football: Pellegrini confirms Lampard's City loan move

Published on Aug 3, 2014 8:53 PM
 
England's Frank Lampard (8) fights for the ball with Costa Rica's Christian Bolanos during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 24, 2014. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard's move to the Premier League champions on loan from his new club, New York City FC. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard's move to the Premier League champions on loan from his new club, New York City FC.

The 36-year-old, who spent 13 years at Chelsea, recently signed for New York, but as the next Major League Soccer season does not start until next year, he has opted to return to England to maintain fitness.

New York are one of Manchester City's two sister clubs, the other being Australian side Melbourne City.

"As you know, Frank has signed a contract with New York City and will start working here (the United States) in January as the season starts in March," Pellegrini told a press conference.

 
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