A move to LA Galaxy was considered by the Blues legend, which would've put an end to his England career.
"For me, he still has a lot to offer in the Premier League — and certainly for England — so it would have been sad if he had moved away. He’s a great player. A lot of people talk about me and Frank being in the same team and we enjoy playing together."
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