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MLS Beckons, or Does It?

MLS Beckons, or Does It?

Is the USA the favoured destination?

With Chelsea sticking to their guns in relation to awarding players over 30 years of age anything other than a one-year contract, we can expect a plethora of rumours to emerge relating to Frank Lampard.

Lampard is in the last year of his current deal and has already intimated that he is no longer money-orientated but challenge orientated.

To this effect rumours about a possible move to America to participate in the ever-growing MLS continue to feature Frank`s name.

The latest inference being that the Major League Soccer boss has intimated that Frank would be most welcome in the MLS if he wanted to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham.

It`ll be interesting, come January, when Frank is able to hold discussions with clubs other than Chelsea, what will evolve.

Your views would be most appreciated.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday October 12 2012
Time: 1:06PM


If it's true? Goodnews for us. Sell him & get felliani..
12/10/2012 13:18:00
If it's true? Goodnews for us. Sell him & get felliani.. But if he's ready to take the one year, pay as you play contract fine.
12/10/2012 13:20:00
I hope Galaxy and CFC have some sort of agreement come January so either then or at the end of the season Lamps heads off. Hes been great but its time to move on.
12/10/2012 13:21:00
He'll leave for sure and it will be good for him and us too.
12/10/2012 13:23:00
He will stay. His kids are in London and he can't take them with him and won't leave them behind. No parent would. And he is way too good for MLS. And he is not after publicity like Beckham. And he has said time after time he wants to retire from Chelsea.
12/10/2012 13:26:00
He won't leave in January. Definitely not. And I'm still at constant bemuse as to why people seem so eager to wave him off. He still has much to give the team. Not just in his football, but in his leadership, experience and professionalism. For example, we all know about Frank being inspired by Zola staying behind after training to put the extra work in, well apparently David Luiz is following frank's example and staying behind after training too. There is more to footballers than meets the eye. I still think he has much to offer the side, even if you feel his influence on the pitch is withering, there's more to it than that.
12/10/2012 13:31:00
@chuks09 - "Sell him and buy Fellaini"..... It's not Play Station mate !........
The Persian
12/10/2012 13:38:00
For the people that are saying get rid.... Have you forgotten the important goals and performances this man has given to chelsea. Get real, if i was Rom Abro i would give him two years for his loyalty to the club and for his consistant goals and performances. He has alot to give yet.
12/10/2012 13:44:00
I hate comments like that of chucks,I've nothing against his opinion of Lamps moving on but I find it plain silly when people say things like sell him and get this or that guy!dude its not fantasy football,its not a snap of a finger and a deal is done.
12/10/2012 13:44:00
I dont understand why so many of us want all the old guard out so soon?lettin them leave in january might disrupt our season,so let them stay til the end of the season..then if they refuse to sign the 1yr deal we can move on
12/10/2012 13:46:00
Let's not be sentimental at all, we all want the best for the club, lamps have been a loyal player for the club who didn't say he want to leave at anytime, but we all know he has little to offer on the pitch, he can't perform well in the pivot, he aint better than mata or oscar on present form, so my verdict is if he accepts a bit part role then he should sign a new contract on his current 150k per week, if he says he wants a penny more in wages or playing time, then sell him. My opinion
12/10/2012 14:19:00
I love Lampard but for the sake of the club,he should leave.It would indeed be a very very sad day.I hope he ends his Chelsea career with another Champions League.
12/10/2012 14:37:00
Am on the opinion that we need both the young and old players who have the heart of the team.if frank feels he cannot meet his desires and goals come end of his contract and after he evaluates the new contract,we as fans should appreciate his decision and wish him the best,he has done so much for us.if he chooses to stay, good for him and we shall support him.
12/10/2012 14:43:00
Ooh.. It's (Legend)Lampard now and everybody are hating chuks comment, hating fans like chuks.. Is play una dey.
12/10/2012 15:13:00
Check the article of Torres.. Is he not a Chelsea Player??? sell him! Sell him!! You all screamed
12/10/2012 15:15:00
@persian.. You forgot it's not playstation when we replaced carvalho with luis??? Anelka with hazard??? Buying of oscar??? Now it's Lampard.. You remember the spellig of playstation.. Mtcheeew
12/10/2012 15:18:00
Give him a one year pay as you play renewable contract.. Take it or ....
12/10/2012 15:25:00
chuks09 - we bought them because we didn't have anyone for their replacements..... but we have Romeu and Josh and Ramires to fill Lampard's place.... his position is not as vital as CF...... we can let Romeu or Josh to play there so they can improve...... I can't imagine us splashing around 30m pounds to buy someone like Fellaini...... yes he is class, and you're not the only one who wants Fellaini in our team....... but realistically, we should spend our money on buying a world class CF like Falcao..... CF position is much more important than that CM/DM position.......... so lets spend the money on someone like Falcao rather than spending it on another CM... Romeu or Josh will do for us.
The Persian
12/10/2012 15:42:00
@Chuks - I don't see how selling Lampard and buying Fellaini has anything in common with selling Carvalho and buying Luiz, or selling Anelka and buying Hazard, and what has the purchase of Oscar got to do with anything? Luiz did eventually fill the gap Carvalho left at centre back but it took 7 months to happen. Anelka left in January and Hazard arrived 6 months later but I don't see how Hazard in any way replaced Anelka. That being said , what you suggested (selling Lampard and buying Fellaini) is not playstation talk at all. In fact, something along thos lines is bound to happen over the next 18 months or so. But what I fail to understand - aside from everyone's willingness to pack Frank's bags, is why people are so desperate to land Fellaini. I really do not rate him as highly as some people seem to on here. I've seen enough of him to see he's not world class.Good but nothing special, certainly not the answer to our problems. Don't buy into the media hype of him this season. I would take a handful of players before him, including his fellow countryman Axel Witsel, but that opportunity has now obviously passed
12/10/2012 15:47:00
although The Persian does raise a good point. Hopefully frank's place in the side will be filled by Mceachran or Romeu or perhaps even someone like Chalobah. I'd prefer that to blasting an unnecessary £25millin on Fellaini
12/10/2012 15:49:00
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