DONE DEAL! Chelsea icon Lampard makes shock Man City move

Manchester City have announced the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.
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Manchester City have announced the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

City have secured Lampard in a six-month loan deal.

The 36-year-old will join up with his new City teammates on Wednesday and will be at the Etihad Stadium until January.

Lampard signed for New York City, owned by Manchester City and baseball giants New York Yankees, on July 24.

It was thought the player had agreed an autumn switch to join Manchester City's sister side Melbourne City where he would play alongside New York City teammate David Villa.

But the news of his decision to join the Premier League champions will no doubt cause huge disappointment for Australian football fans.

It is not clear whether Lampard would feature regularly in City's first team but the midfielder will be keen to sharpen his fitness before the start of the MLS campaign in March.

City face Chelsea on September 21 in the Premier League and it is possible Lampard will be allowed to sit out of the clash.

 
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