Lampard in line for Stamford Bridge return as Man City hint at loan extension

first_imgManuel Pellegrini has suggested Manchester City will extend Frank Lampard’s loan spell, paving the way for the midfielder to make an emotional return to Stamford Bridge.Lampard signed a two-year contract with New York City, owned jointly by City and the New York Yankees, after leaving Chelsea in the summer.With New York City not starting their debut season in MLS until March 2015, the 36-year-old joined the Premier League champions on a short-term loan.That deal was due to expire on January 1 but, after he scored a dramatic late equaliser against his former club Chelsea on Sunday, the ex-England star could now remain with Pellegrini’s squad for a further month.That opens up the possibility of Lampard playing at his old stomping ground, Stamford Bridge, with City due to make the trip to Chelsea on January 31.That would be a highly emotional occasion for Lampard, who admitted to mixed feelings after scoring against the London club, where he spent 13 years and is their all-time top goalscorer.Pellegrini told a news conference on Tuesday: “Frank will stay until January because until January he doesn’t have anything to do in the United States because they are not working. In January, we will see what happens here and make a decision. It is not a problem in this moment.” 1 Frank Lampard last_img read more