Frank Lampard denies Manchester City talks

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Frank Lampard says no discussions have yet taken place with Manchester City over extending his loan spell at the Etihad Stadium.

Lampard joined Major League Soccer side New York City after leaving Chelsea at the end of the season but was immediately loaned out to parent club Manchester City.

The 36-year-old has impressed with three goals in three games and City boss Manuel Pellegrini has suggested he could stay beyond January when the initial loan is due to expire.

“I’m signed here until January, so that’s all I can say at the minute,” Lampard said.

The MLS season begins in March and if Lampard is playing regular football with City there should be no reason for him to play pre-season with New York.

“That argument’s come up since I scored at the weekend,” Lampard added. “The important thing for me is to play well if I can, train well and then we’ll see what happens.

“I wouldn’t want to get too ahead of myself; it’s not my place to do that. That will obviously be a club decision first and foremost.

“I was in very much of a comfort zone at Chelsea. It’s good to test yourself in life. All I can say is I am enjoying it.”

Lampard started against Sheffield Wednesday in midweek but there is a good chance he will drop back to the bench at Hull this weekend, where City are 1.54 favourites.

The Tigers are 6.02 to pull off a shock home win and the draw is 3.93.

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