The former Tottenham striker is optimistic about the Blues midfielder moving to the United States and believes he is exactly the type of attraction the club should sign
Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane believes the possible addition of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard would bring a huge boost to the MLS outfit.
The Blues playmaker has yet to be offered an extension to his contract at Stamford Bridge - which expires at the end of the season - with subsequent speculation linking the 34-year-old with a move to the United States.
"Listen, we need players like that, and bringing in a Frank Lampard would obviously be good for the team," Keane told reporters. "So hopefully, we will see him soon."
The former Tottenham striker also commented on the future of Galaxy star Landon Donovan, who told Goal.com last August that he was considering retirement in 2013.
The USA international, who has had two loan spells in the Premier League with Everton, is expected to return to Bruce Arena's squad ahead of the upcoming MLS season, however no definite date has been set.
And Keane has insisted, although he has not spoken to his team-mate, any decision Donovan makes on his future should be respected.
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"You have to respect someone's decision about what they want to do with their life," Keane said.
"For me, I enjoy being paid to do what I love. I can only speak on my experience, you have to respect someone's decision. If you need time off, you need time off."
Keane penned an extension to his LA Galaxy contract recently after reports emerged of a possible return to the Premier League with QPR in January.
The ex-Liverpool man said that it was an easy decision taking into his account his success in MLS so far and expressed his happiness at being part of a growing league.
"I was happy here and there was no reason for me not to sign," Keane added. "There's a lot of players in England that I speak to now even, younger players that want to come over here and play... I was training with Tottenham for a couple weeks and a lot of the lads were asking how the league is going."