Manchester City media round-up: Lampard explains why he's looking forward to leaving

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

The Guardian has quoted Frank Lampard as saying he never saw a move to Manchester City materialising.

The midfielder has been playing on loan at the club from City’s sister side New York City FC.

He extended his initial loan spell at the Etihad and has had a fine season with the champions, as they look to retain the title.

“I am very excited. I am very fortunate about this part of my career, coming to City. It was something I never saw coming,” he said.

Lampard has been quoted by the Daily Express suggesting he’s particularly looking forward to a showdown with Steven Gerrard.

The pair were the key partnership in England’s midfield for several years and will now face up against each other in the MLS.

Gerrard is heading off to play for David Beckham’s former side LA Galaxy.

“It helps with the interest [in the MLS] of people here, we're seeing it on TV here now, and I look forward to being competitive against Stevie,” he said.

Football Italia has claimed that Manchester City have approached Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti over becoming their next boss.

The Italian is reported to be one of the coaches that the club is considering to come in and replace Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season.

There is a notion that the Chilean could be sacked if he fails to retain the title and hence ends the season without any silverware.

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