Ancelotti shocked by Lampard, Manchester City link

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was “really surprised” when told of Frank Lampard’ potential loan move .

Lampard, 36, has signed a -year deal New York City but needs maintain fitness before the club’ maiden MLS season at the start of 2015.

The Chelsea great was linked a move Melbourne City, where Spain’ all- leading goalscorer and fellow New York signing David Villa is heading loan.

a decision his immediate future imminent, in the Kingdom have suggested Lampard is heading to loan.


Chelsea Ancelotti, in the with Real, said that would come as a shock to him.

didn’t know this, ’m really surprised because thought that he was coming here in the USA to play,” the Italian said.

think it’s a good signing for . It’s too late [for me to sign him at Real], but ’m really happy for Frank because have a good memory of him, and good luck.”