Separate reports from England have suggested that former-Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is on the verge of making a sensational return to the Premier League with Manchester City.
The 36-year-old was in the United States early this week to promote his new MLS club, New York City FC.
It was understood that Lampard would play in the Australian A-League alongside fellow NYCFC teammate David Villa next season, since the New York club will not start competing until March 2015. The Chelsea legend had also insisted he did not want to play for another Premier League club following his departure from Stamford Bridge because he didn’t want to damage his relationship with Chelsea supporters.
But reports from England are saying that Manuel Pellegrini has convinced the player to do a spectacular u-turn and enjoy an “Indian summer” in Manchester.
One report suggests that Lampard would be allowed to sit out the September 21 clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.