Arena hints Galaxy DP move could come next week

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INDIANAPOLIS — Don't be surprised if there's some news on the horizon about the LA Galaxy's next Designated Player.

LA manager Bruce Arena spoke to media after the conclusion of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and provided the latest update.

"I wouldn't be surprised if over the next week or so, we're going to have some kind of decision we're going to make with a Designated Player," Arena said.

Then the coach of the two-time MLS Cup reigning champion was specifically asked about two high-profile players. First, Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

"We wouldn't rule that out," Arena said about whether Lampard was probably coming to LA. "It's always a possibility."

How about Real Madrid attacking midfielder Kaká?

"Those are players we've spoken to," said Arena, who recently told beIN Sport that Kaká was "not on the radar" of the club.

Arena also gave an update on one of his current DPs: Landon Donovan. He indicated that he last spoke to Donovan "recently, very recently" and the next important meeting is scheduled for this weekend

The Galaxy boss said he's hopeful of garnering enough information about Donovan's future in order that he can make plans accordingly.

"I'm hopeful we'll have a good feel for where he's headed after this weekend, yes."