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Galaxy says it is not pursuing Chelsea star Frank Lampard

October 23, 2012|By Kevin Baxter
  • Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge, right, celebrates with his teammate Frank Lampard after scoring the 4-2 lead against Tottenham Hotspur on Oct. 20, 2012.
Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge, right, celebrates with his teammate… (Andy Rain / EPA )

A Galaxy spokesman repeated Tuesday that the Major League Soccer team is not actively pursuing a deal with aging Chelsea star Frank Lampard.

The latest in a series of recent rumors involving Lampard and the Galaxy surfaced Monday in London's Daily Star, which reported that Lampard is weighing a free transfer move to Los Angeles after finding playing time hard to come by with Chelsea.

Lampard, 34, has hopes of playing for England in the 2014 World Cup, the newspaper said, but knows he'll have to be playing on a regular basis with his club team to make that happen.

Lampard, the report continued, is ready to accept a two-year deal to play alongside former English captain David Beckham with the Galaxy.

Problem is, the Galaxy is already at the league limit for designated players with Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan.

The Galaxy finishes its regular-season schedule Sunday at the Home Depot Center against the Seattle Sounders before beginning the playoffs Nov. 1 at home with Vancouver.

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