Mid-Day Ticker: Lampard coy on MLS, Arsenal not bidding for M'Vila and more

Mid-Day Ticker: Lampard coy on MLS, Arsenal not bidding for M'Vila and more

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Mid-Day Ticker: Lampard coy on MLS, Arsenal not bidding for M'Vila and more

Lampard

Frank Lampard isn't ruling out a move across the Atlantic.

The Chelsea midfielder refused to deny a potential move to the MLS when asked about the possibility after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Paris St. Germain on Sunday. Lampard has repeatedly said that he would prefer to end his career at the English club, where he has played since arriving from West Ham in 2001, but that the decision isn't his.

The 34-year-old has a year left on his contract and said he was willing to talk to Chelsea about his future but isn't expecting a decision until the end of the season. Rumors have linked Lampard to a potential move to the LA Galaxy, though 

Here are some more stories to keep your Monday going.

ARSENAL DENY M'VILA INTEREST

It looks like Yann M'Vila can cross Arsenal off the list of possible destinations.

Arsene Wenger denied interest in the France international after reports linked him with a move to the Emirates, citing an adequate number of central midfielders at his disposal. Rumors linking M'Vila with Arsenal reached a fever pitch during the European Championships last month and were given new life with the news of Jack Wilshere suffering yet another setback in his long recovery from an ankle injry. 

Wenger said that Abou Diaby's clean bill of health and the fitness of Alex Song, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta is sufficient to begin the season.

PUYOL RETURNS TO TRAINING

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol returned to training on Monday after a two-month absence due to a knee injury.

The Barcelona captain underwent arthroscopic surgery in May and missed the last few weeks of the club season and the entirety of Spain's EURO 2012 campaign. Barcelona heads to Germany on Tuesday to take on Hamburg in the club's first pre-season friendly. Puyol will not participate in the friendly and will undergo a medical examination in a week to determine whether or not he is healthy enough to resume full training.

MEXICAN LEAGUE KICKS OFF

The Mexican Primera Division kicked off the 2012-2013 season over the weekend and Tigres Monterrey began their campaign with a bang. The visitors thrashed Jaguares 4-0 in Friday's opener with four first-half goals. Four different Tigres players, Alan Pulido, Juninho, Lucas Lobos and Manuel Viniegra, contributed goals to the rout.

Leon marked their return to the Primera after a 10-year absence with a 2-0 win over Queretaro in a game where both sides finished with 10 men. Santos Laguna also began with a win as a Herculez Gomez goal resulted in a 2-1 win over San Luis.

Primera Division Results

Tigres Monterrey 4, Jaguares 0
Tijuana 2, Puebla 0
Cruz Azul 0, Morelia 0
Queretaro 0, Leon 2
Monterrey 0, America 0
Santos Languna 2, San Luis Potosi 1
Atlas 1, Pumas 1
Toluca 2, Guadalajara 1
Atlante 0, Pachuca 0 

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What do you think of today's stories? Would you like to see Lampard move to MLS? Do Arsenal need another midfielder? Excited to see Puyol back in the lineup?

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