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Cambiasso rumored to MLS, as Lampard linked to $6.7 million in L.A.

Mar 17, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT

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The midfielder rumor that won’t go away meets another engine room target for Major League Soccer, as Frank Lampard and Estaban Cambiasso are both in the rumor mill today.

England’s The Daily Mail has a report that the Los Angeles Galaxy are willing to offer Frank Lampard nearly $6.7 million a year to run their midfield, as the 35-year-old Englishman is out of contract with Chelsea this summer.

The report adds that Chelsea’s offer to Lampard is a one-year deal and a transition into a coaching role.

Meanwhile, 33-year-old Inter Milan mid Cambiasso is said to be expecting a transition to Major League Soccer as well. This comes from River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio (say it out loud… just rolls off the tongue), who was explaining why the Argentine club won’t land the Argentine star.

Here’s what D’Onofrio told Argentine national newspaper Telam:

“I would really love to bring him back here, but I can say with certainty that, when Cambiasso leaves Inter, he will continue his career in the United States.”

With certainty! Get some, MLS clubs looking for a holding mid. Cambiasso recently made his 300th Serie A appearance for Inter, where he’s played in 414 matches overall. He’s scored 51 times since arriving fro Real Madrid in 2004. He finished his international duty in 2011 after earning 52 caps for Argentina.

Indulge the rumors: Could Lampard, then 36, join MLS for the stretch run after the World Cup? Wouldn’t Lamps, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane be a treat? As for Cambiasso, where could you see him playing?

  1. mkbryant3 - Mar 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Let’s see. “Cambiasso”. Italian last name. That would put him in Montreal.

    • bear06 - Mar 20, 2014 at 3:22 AM

      He’s Argentinian though. I doubt Montreal will splash the cash to get Cambiasso.

    • bear06 - Mar 20, 2014 at 3:29 AM

      He’s Argentinian though. I doubt Montreal will splash the cash.

  2. lewpuls - Mar 17, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    This report borders on stupidity. LA already have three designated players, who are they going to get rid of to get Lampard? “Indulge the rumors”? Doh!

    • overtherepermanently - Mar 18, 2014 at 6:39 AM

      The speculation all along was that Gonzalez got the DP deal so they could sell him post-World Cup. Makes sense, but I highly doubt it.

  3. lavatomy - Mar 17, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Lampard is ripe for the Cosmos.. I can see Cambiasso in Montreal.

    • bear06 - Mar 20, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      I doubt they will splash the cash for him.

  4. lavatomy - Mar 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    I can see Cambiasso in Montreal.. Lampard is ripe for the Cosmos

  5. windsor9101 - Mar 17, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    LA is finally admitting they couldn’t have won anything without Beckham. Trying to repeat the formula so Captain D can assume his leadership role again.

  6. charliej11 - Mar 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    If I had a dime for everyone of these stupid rumors by guys who are way over star struck, I too would have over $6 million.

    3 DPs are already in LA, so you might as well start up the equally stupid Donovan is going to waste his career at a mid level English team. Give me another dime…..

  7. fantom21 - Mar 17, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    DC United try to play the European way of possession and calculated attacks. Cambiasso would fit in well with their particular style.

    • bear06 - Mar 20, 2014 at 3:24 AM

      DC United have been playing bad football.

  8. geojock - Mar 18, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    So with the MLS retirement home getting more and more popular, does that mean they may have more leverage in what they play these guys? “Yes, I know you have played in 2 World Cups and Champions League, but so has the guy behind you and he is only 34!”

    • bear06 - Mar 20, 2014 at 3:31 AM

      Cambiasso is 33. It would be good for MLS if it can get a quality player who has accomplished a lot like Cambiasso.

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