Donovan: I spoke to Lampard about leaving Chelsea for LA Galaxy

The USA international had chatted with the Blues legend about potentially joining the reigning MLS Cup champions, before the midfielder signed a new deal with at Stamford Bridge
By Alex Labidou

LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan says that he spoke to Frank Lampard in the hopes of convincing him to leave Chelsea for MLS.

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The Blues midfielder, who became the club's all-time leading goalscorer on Saturday, signed a one-year extension to his stay at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Speaking to Goal before the news broke of Lampard's contract, Donovan revealed: "We spoke a couple of times.

"He was still clearly on the deciding phase when we spoke. I think he would love it here."

Though the Galaxy squad were excited by the possibility of adding the England midfielder to their ranks, the USA international noted that they were sceptical of their prospects of snapping him up.

"We all want a player of Frank's ability on our team but we understand that these things are fluid," Donovan explained.

"When they told us that Robbie [Keane] was coming, we were like: 'Yeah, right'. When they told us about David [Beckham] coming, we were like: 'Yeah, right, it's not going to happen'."

Donovan spoke with Goal as part of his Sun Blunders campaign with The Skin Cancer Foundation and Energizer to raise awareness. Read more here.

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