Manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard would be loaned to Manchester City from his new club New York City FC.
New York are one of Manchester City's two sister clubs.
Lampard, 36, signed for New York recently, but the next Major League Soccer season will kick off next year.
"As you know, Frank has signed a contract with New York City and will start working here (the United States) in January as the season starts in March," Pellegrini told a press conference on Saturday.
"From next Wednesday he will start working with our team and will play for us until then.
"At the moment he will work with the squad and be a member of the squad. He will fight for a position," Pellegrini noted.
The return to the Premier League could help Lampard extend his international career, which has seen him win 106 caps and score 29 goals for England. LONDON, Aug. 3 (Xinhua)