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Frank Lampard named in Man City's 21-man Champions League squad

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Frank Lampard will join Manchester City on loan before he plays his first game for New York City FC in the MLS. Photo: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

Frank Lampard will join Manchester City on loan before he plays his first game for New York City FC in the MLS. Photo: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

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Frank Lampard will join Manchester City on loan before he plays his first game for New York City FC in the MLS. Photo: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

Manchester City have named loan signing Frank Lampard in their 21-man Champions League squad for the season.

City are only permitted 21 names in the A squad rather than the usual 25 as a sanction for breaching UEFA's financial fair play regulations.

The restrictions also limited City to 16 non-homegrown players, but the departure of Alvaro Negredo to Valencia on Monday spared Manuel Pellegrini a difficult decision.

Serbian defender Matija Nastasic, strongly linked with a move away prior to Monday's transfer deadline, is not included in the A squad but will still be able to play matches as he was under 21 at the turn of the year and can be part of the B squad.

City's A squad for the Champions League: Hart, Caballero, Sagna, Kompany, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Mangala, Clichy, Demichelis, Boyata, Fernando, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Lampard, Silva, Fernandinho, Toure, Dzeko, Aguero, Jovetic.

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