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Chelsea midfielder set for LA Galaxy?

Frank Lampard has had an illustrious career in the Premier League but according to rumours emerging in the Football Transfer Tavern he set to end his time in England by becoming David Beckham’s replacement at LA Galaxy, according to Mirror Football.

The England international will make his 500th Premier League appearance in the Blues game against Aston Villas on Sunday but he appears to have accepted that his days at Stamford Bridge are set to end this summer after a 12 years association with the West London outfit.

The 34-year-old had been linked with a move to QPR to help out Uncle Harry Redknapp but now Lampard is set to make the move to America when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Beckham has now left the MLS side leaving a gap in the ‘designated player’ rule meaning he is not subject to the usual salary cap and rumours that LA will offer Lampard more than £130,000-per-week are rife.

Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez yesterday gave the dreaded vote of confidence surrounding Lampard’s commitment to the cause. The manager said: “Frank is an important player for us. His quality and experience are something we can use to help the team and we know he will score goals as well.

“My job is to bring the best from every player but Frank is a great player and fully committed to the club.”

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