Manchester City have offered Chelsea star Frank Lampard a six-month contract before his switch to Major League Soccer in 2015, Mirror reports.

The Blues midfielder has already agreed to join New York FC on a lucrative deal, but as the season does not kick off until March 2015, Man City are attempting to lure Lampard to the Premier League champions on a six-month contract.

The 35-year-old is set to be released by Chelsea this month but will need to play before he makes his move to the United States.

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However Lampard has recently claimed that he would never line to play against Chelsea for another top flight club.

But the Citizens are hoping to change his stance and improve the squad’s English quota, with Micah Richards, Jack Rodwell, Gareth Barry, Scott Sinclair, and Joleon Lescott all expected to leave the Etihad.

David Villa, who won La-Liga with Atletico Madrid, is joining Lampard to become New York FC’s second ‘marquee signing’.

Both players are with their national sides preparing for the FIFA World Cup, which begins in only ten days time.