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Could Irishman Eoin Doyle be playing alongside Frank Lampard next season?
New York City have made a bid for the striker.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER’S newest franchise, New York City, have made a move for Eoin Doyle, according to reports today.

The Dubliner has scored 24 goals for Chesterfield this season and has been the subject of interest from several clubs in England and Scotland.

But, The Irish Sun and Irish Daily Mirror are reporting New York City – who are preparing for their debut season in the MLS – have made a late move for the former Sligo and Shamrock Rovers striker.

Chesterfield rejected a £600,ooo bid for the 26-year-old from Rotherham earlier this month and value Doyle closer to the £1 million mark.

Doyle is supposedly open to a move to the States but reports suggest Preston and Sheffield United are still in hot pursuit and both are expected to table an improved offer before the transfer window shuts on Monday night.

New York City are jointly owned by Manchester City’s parent company City Football Group and baseball franchise New York Yankees. The group also owns Melbourne City FC.

Frank Lampard signed for the MLS franchise after being released by Chelsea in June but will miss the start of the season after extending his loan deal with Man City. Spanish striker David Villa is the club’s other marquee signing.

The transfer window closes in Britain at 11pm on Monday.

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