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Chelsea and Mourinho would 'love' for Lampard to rejoin club

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea would "love" Frank Lampard to work for Chelsea again in some capacity as he prepares to play for Man City at Stamford Bridge today.

How will Lampard fare at his old club today? Credit: PA

The Blues legend left Chelsea after 13 trophy laden years last summer only to surprise everyone by joining Premier League rivals Man City on loan.

Speaking to Soccer AM, Lampard admits he would also love to rejoin the club one day.

Jose Mourinho and the club from the top have said they’ll love for me to be involved, whenever I want to go back. Chelsea is like going back home and it feels such a big part of me. When you are part of Chelsea, I’ve seen it with people like ‘Chopper’ Harris and Peter Bonetti, they’re still there to this day. It’s a club that really looks after its players.

If the opportunity was there to go back, I would love to, as I had such a long career there. It’s a part of me – and that never changes.

– Frank Lampard speaking to Soccer AM


Lampard to visit 9/11 memorial after controversy

Frank Lampard has said he will visit the memorial to 9/11 victims after his move to New York City FC was met with hostility from local press over allegations he "mocked" American tourists in the wake of the terror attacks.

Admitting he was "young and naive" at the time of the incident, the former Chelsea midfielder told ITV News that he would visit the memorial to pay his respects.

'Young and naive' Lampard sorry for post-9/11 abuse

Frank Lampard told ITV News he regrets drunkenly abusing Americans in the wake of the September 11 attacks, admitting he "was young and naive".

New York City FC's Frank Lampard. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The midfielder, who has joined New York City FC, said: "I was young and naive...and now have some regrets about what I did.

"I categorically didn't set out to insult anyone and have badly tried for 13 years at Chelsea to be a good man on and off the pitch and I want everyone to see that I have improved.

"The most important thing to say is, I did not set out to hurt anyone. I was misrepresented by the British newspapers at the time.

"I will go to the 911 memorial to pay my respects and to show New Yorkers who I am and to apologise."

Lampard apology for his post-9/11 abuse of Americans

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Frank Lampard joins New York City FC

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has joined New York City FC, the Major League Soccer franchise have announced.

The 36-year-old left Chelsea at the end of last season after 13 seasons and as the clubs record goal scorer with 211 goals.

New York City are co-owned by Manchester City and Major League Baseball's New York Yankees.

Lampard start with New York in February 2015, when the MLS season gets underway.

Frank Lampard to leave Chelsea after 13 years

Frank Lampard became a key figure at Chelsea

Frank Lampard has confirmed that he will leave Chelsea this summer after 13 years at Stamford Bridge.

Speculation had been rife over the 35-year-old's future with his contract set to run out in west London. The midfielder has been linked with a move to the US to join New York City FC in recent days.

Lampard 'set to move to New York City' in free transfer

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has reportedly agreed a free transfer to New York City, with Atletico Madrid marksman David Villa is set to join him.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/Press Association Images

According to the Sunday Mirror, Lampard and Villa met with Jason Kreis, installed as New York City head coachin January by the Premier League champions' chief executive officer Ferran Soriano. Lampard broke off from his preparations with England for the World Cup to sort out his move.

Lampard is understood to be have agreed to a basic wage significantly less than the £150,000-a-week that he picked up at Chelsea.

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