Man City boss Pellegrini: Chelsea did NOT want Lampard

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists Chelsea should not be upset over Frank Lampard's surprise move.
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists Chelsea should not be upset over Frank Lampard's surprise move.

Pellegrini is baffled by any negative reaction there has been to Lampard's move, including from Chelsea fans upset to see him at a Premier League rival after 13 years at Stamford Bridge.

"I don't understand the reaction of Chelsea fans who say he is a traitor," Pellegrini said.

"The problem was not that Frank Lampard did not want to sign another contract with Chelsea - Chelsea didn't want him any more.

"He is a competitive player, he will be important for our team and we didn't spend any money on him, so the rules of financial fair play don't have any relation with Lampard."

 
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