Chelsea fans are looking distraught as the Observer has Manchester City fans smiling with glee here in the Football Transfer Tavern after claiming that Frank Lampard could well stay at the defending Premier League champions past January.
As our regulars note, Lampard was supposed to be joining up with MLS side New York City as part of his contract with the MLS side but it seems that Manuel Pellegrini has seen just how vital Lampard can be to his side and will try and keep the player at the club.
Now as some of our Chelsea fans note, whilst this situation should never have been allowed to happen, they can understand why Lampard is coveted at City for footballing reasons, and should the Citizens make the next round of the Champions League, we certainly think that the club will look to keep him – and could well succeed.
Manager Pellegrini noted: “We are going to talk to all the parties and make a decision in December,
“If all parties agree then maybe we can keep him, but it could be that we want to keep him and Frank wants to go.”