Chelsea have been given permission to speak to Derby boss Frank Lampard about their vacant manager’s job.
Frank Lampard , 41, spent 13 years as a Chelsea player and would replace Maurizio Sarri , who has joined
Juventus after one season at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues would have to pay the Rams about £4M if they appoint Frank Lampard.
“With pre-season fast approaching for both clubs it is hoped this will allow Chelsea to swiftly conclude their discussions.” a Derby statement read.
“The Club will make no further comment until it is appropriate to do so.”
Frank Lampard embarked on his first campaign as a manager last season, leading the Rams to the Championship play-off final where they lost to Aston Villa.
The former England midfielder made 648 Chelsea appearances, winning 11 major trophies.