As Chelsea prepare to lose coach Maurizio Sarri to Juventus, they are moving quickly to replace him with club legend Frank Lampard.
The Italian champions are expected to announce the arrival of the Blues boss at some point this week on a three-year deal.
Goal report that Chelsea have turned to current Derby County manager Frank Lampard to replace him at Stamford Bridge.
The story states that the Europa League winners are set to open discussions with the Rams and Lampard about the possibility of returning.
The 40-year-old served the Blues for 13 years as a player and is a very popular figure among supporters.
Both Ajax’s Erik ten Hag and outgoing Bianconeri boss Massimiliano Allegri had also been linked with the potential vacancy in west London.
'That is genius!' 😍
One from the archives, and it's a beauty courtesy of Frank Lampard! 🎞 pic.twitter.com/FuPGhEXDNl
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 11, 2019
However, both those men have reportedly been turned off by Chelsea’s transfer ban.
As a result, Chelsea have turned their attention to Lampard, who they are keen to hold swift talks with in a bid to replace Sarri as quickly as possible after his move becomes official.
The former West Ham man has just one year of managerial experience under his belt, leading Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they were beaten by Aston Villa.