Frank Lampard latest: Former Chelsea midfielder 'will play' for Melbourne City next season
Lampard will play for the Australian club before joining New York City
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will join A-League side Melbourne City, according to reports.
The Australian club are owned by Manchester City and Lampard, 36, will play there for a season before joining City's other side, New York City of America's MLS, according to the Daily Mirror.
Lampard will join retired Spanish international David Villa for the start of the season in A-League, with both heading to New York next March.
A deal is believed to have been made and will be announced shortly.
Lampard is Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer and has said he did not want to play against the Blues for another Premier League team.
The midfielder, who made just one appearance as England crashed out of the World Cup, will join up with former Chelsea winger Damien Duff.
Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who signed a one-year extension at Stamford Bridge, said he spoke to Lampard about Melbourne.
"All I can say is that he did ask me about Melbourne Heart. He did ask me what Melbourne was like and what Melbourne Heart was like.
"I said Sydney was the best place to live!" said the keeper, who is from Sydney.
"But I spoke very highly of Melbourne. I actually love Melbourne. It’s a great city. I told him how passionate in particular the Victorians are with their sport."
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