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Chelsea inform Lampard he won't get new deal

Frank Lampard knows there's no way back for him at Chelsea.

The Mail on Sunday says Lampard had been told that there will be no deal for him at Chelsea next season with New York City FC, the Manchester City franchise club, now favourites to sign him.

Lampard flies to Brazil with the England World Cup squad Sunday and was informed by the club last week that he was surplus to requirements for next season, which has prompted a flurry of interest from clubs, with newly promoted QPR, managed by his uncle, Harry Redknapp, the most likely option in the UK.

But no-one can match the salary offered by New York City, who are also attempting to sign Atletico Madrid's David Villa and who can pay £5million a year - though Lampard would also considering retiring from the game altogether.

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