Frank Lampard is ready to quit Chelsea and join David Beckham in America in January as he searches for regular first-team football.
Lampard is weighing up a free transfer switch to LA Galaxy after being relegated to a squad player this season at Stamford Bridge.
The England star accepts that, at 34, his time as the heartbeat of the Chelsea side is drawing to a close.
Lampard is now in his 12th season at Stamford Bridge and having collected three Premier League titles, a Champions League success, four FA Cup triumphs and a couple of League Cup winners medals, it is thought that a new challenge will appeal to the former West Ham man
Chelsea are riding high at the top of the Premier League and are doing so with little assistance from their once key midfielder, Lampard has started just four of the club’s eight domestic league games this term and as the Blues move towards a more youthful transfer policy.