PHILADELPHIA – Frank Lampard must have known this was coming.
Since appearing in a suite at The Home Depot Center alongside David Beckham a few weeks ago, the speculation about a possible move to the LA Galaxy has only heated up. And he can’t dodge the questions now, not with Chelsea on a two-week tour of the United States and American journalists only too happy to keep seeking clues.
Lampard keeps playing diplomat, of course, repeating that he’s under contract with Chelsea and happy with the European champions. But the England international did get a laugh in Tuesday’s press conference when asked if he’d like to play alongside his former captain in LA.
“I think that he might not want me, I don’t know,” Lampard said to laughs.
Galaxy fans can take heart in that he didn’t close the door on a future move if his services were deemed surplus to Chelsea.
“I’m waiting to speak to Chelsea [about a new contract] and we’ll see what happens,” he said.
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