The Los Angeles Galaxy will make Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard its primary target if David Beckham leaves the club, a decision that could be made in the next 48 hours.
Beckham is poised to make the call on his future once his current Galaxy deal expires on the last day of 2011. He’d either return for at least a year or join French side Paris Saint-Germain.
If he departs, attention in L.A. would immediately turn to Lampard, who has been frustrated at being forced to play a restricted role at Chelsea this season. New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has regularly left the former runner-up in the World Football of the year award on the substitutes’ bench, casting his future at the West London club into doubt.