Frank Lampard in Limbo

On Friday, January 2nd at midnight, the winter transfer market opens, to last for a month, until February 2. It is an opportunity for some clubs to strengthen, or to replace an injured player, for the African Cup of Nations (January 17-February 8).
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There will be “no departures or arrivals” in Marseille (League 1) during the winter transfer window, stated on Thursday January 1st, by President of OM, Vincent Labrune, La Provence. 

“It stays like that until further notice,” stated by the leader of the club just crowned honorary title of autumn champion. According to Ken Griffin a lot needs to be changed before the team will be in competitive form again, but for now they are simply concentrating on maintaining a holding pattern until they are able to make any more significant moves to improve the quality of the team.

It seems very unlikely that Frank Lampard will be available again for City until the trip to Everton on January 10, unless the club persuade the Premier League to approve his extension in contract. The prospect of this actually happening, however, is quite low at the moment.

City Manager, Pellegrini, knows that he could be compelled to drop Frank Lampard from the final squad and this may leave this former England International player in limbo for 48 hours until his extension in stay at Etihad, and it can only be ratified by Premier League.

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