Pellegrini open to extending Lampard’s Manchester City loan

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has refused to rule out the possibility of extending Frank Lampard ‘s loan deal.

The former England international midfielder agreed to join new MLS franchise New York City in July after his 13-year stay with Chelsea came to an end.

But, with New York City not due to join the MLS until next year, Lampard penned a temporary deal with City until January in August, scoring his first goal against Chelsea in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium

Reports in the British press suggested that City could look to increase Lampard’s stay until February, but Goal understands the midfielder was always set to stay until February with no return date set in stone.

“In January we will see what is happening and we will make a decision then,” Pellegrini said.

New York City FC’s are set to begin their pre-season preparations in February meaning Lampard will be available to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on January 31.