Chelsea cleared to speak to Lampard

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Last Updated: 25/06/19 12:05pm

Derby have granted Chelsea permission to speak to Frank Lampard about the vacant manager’s job at Stamford Bridge.

We understand Chelsea have told Derby they are prepared to pay the £4m compensation clause in Lampard’s Derby contract.

The 41-year-old is in line to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian returned to his homeland with Juventus.

A Derby statement said: “Derby County Football Club can confirm that they have granted permission for Chelsea Football Club to speak to Frank Lampard about the vacant managerial position at Stamford Bridge.

“With pre-season fast approaching for both clubs it is hoped this will allow Chelsea to swiftly conclude their discussions.

“The club will make no further comment until it is appropriate to do so.”

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