Lampard rubbishes LA link

Blues midfielder has no plans to move to America

Frank Lampard: Remains fully committed to Chelsea

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Frank Lampard insists there is no substance to reports linking him with a move to the Los Angeles Galaxy and has pledged his immediate future to Chelsea.

The 34-year-old will see his Stamford Bridge contract expire next summer and speculation has suggested that he could be tempted to take on a new challenge.

Pictures of Lampard taking in a Major League Soccer game with his agent Steve Kutner and Galaxy star David Beckham have only served to fan the transfer flames.

The England international claims he is fully committed to Chelsea, though, with there no plans to leave the Premier League just yet.

Lampard said in The Sun: "There's nothing in that at all. I'm here in Los Angeles on holiday with [fiancée] Christine. We got engaged here last year and we love it over here.

"Steve's over here a lot on music and football business. He organised a box so we could go to see the Galaxy game.

"Becks was suspended for the match, so he came and sat with us and we had a good laugh - that's all."

Fresh

"I'm really looking forward to getting back to Chelsea. I'm feeling fit and fresh and I'm raring to go. "

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After missing England's Euro 2012 campaign due to injury, Lampard cannot wait to get back to action with his club.

"Now I'm really looking forward to getting back to Chelsea," he added.

"I'm feeling fit and fresh and I'm raring to go.

"My thigh strain is completely healed now and maybe missing the Euros was a blessing in disguise for me.

"I had a full summer off and I'm ready to go back to start the hard work for the new season."