Premier League - Galaxy reveal Lampard interest

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena says the MLS club are interested in replacing David Beckham with Frank Lampard.

Having turned down a new contract, Beckham has vacated one of the club's designated player slots - set aside for higher earners - and Galaxy have repeatedly been linked with a move for Lampard as they seek a high-profile acquisition.

The Chelsea midfielder is out of contract in the summer and the club have shown no interest in offering a new deal to a player who is only eight goals shy of Bobby Tambling's record of 202 goals in the club's colours.

Now Arena says Lampard is a player of interest, as Galaxy look to make an announcement soon.

Arena said: "I wouldn't be surprised if over the next week or so we're going to have some sort of decision with a designated player.

"We wouldn't rule a move for Lampard out. It's always a possibility."