Frank Lampard to Chelsea: Blues have to pay £4 million to hire the services of Lampard from Derby as he is set to return at the Stamford bridge.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is set to return at the Premier league but as a manager as his former club is set to hire him from the Derby after his successful campaign with the Championship side.
However, in recent advancements, according to a report by the BBC, Chelsea will have to pay £4 million to Derby in compensation, if they acquire the former English International.
With the current manager Maurizio Sarri set to join Juventus by replacing Massimiliano Allegri, the spot at Chelsea dugout becomes vacant. It was earlier reported that Sarri is expected to leave Chelsea at the end of season.
The Chelsea hierarchy and the Italian manager did not go well along, despite him providing a third place finish in the league and Europa league medal by defeating city rivals Arsenal.
Thus, Frank Lampard was under the radar of Chelsea since a significant period of time, as he gained managerial stardom after his stint with Derby in the Championship.
Derby have a good relationship with Chelsea, who loaned them Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori last season, and anticipate if negotiations do take place, they will be done so in a relaxed atmosphere.
However, there is a compensation clause built in Lampard’s contract with Derby, in which two years are still remaining. Hence, it is mandatory for Chelsea to pay this amount.
However, some are doubting Lampard’s appointment with Chelsea, as many consider that he still needs more experience in management before making a big move to a club like Chelsea.
How twitter reacted
Before Frank Lampard joins Chelsea, he should first consult Kepa and wait for his approval. Has Kepa agrees to this? pic.twitter.com/aaQPGLuFlI
— Husband Material (@vini684) June 14, 2019
15 minutes before Frank Lampard’s first game as Chelsea manager. Man Utd away, 11th August 2019. pic.twitter.com/lIxpskX7uT
— The Chelsea Chaps (@chelseachaps) June 14, 2019
Maurizio Sarri's move to Juventus will not be confirmed until Chelsea have secured their replacement, who they hope will be Frank Lampard
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 14, 2019
18 years ago to the day, Frank Lampard signed for Chelsea.
Today, he is set to replace Maurizio Sarri as boss. pic.twitter.com/DgLVg7RC11
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) June 14, 2019
Really a year too early for Lampard but worth a gamble. Will re-connect with #cfc fans, give youth a chance (important with transfer ban & talisman Hazard gone), brings buzz, influential Morris, entertaining style, Cech mate, decent work at DCFC (who’ll be loath to lose him) 2/2
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) June 14, 2019
Me if anyone tells me lampard is leaving pic.twitter.com/bVC61ywAC2
— •Kyle• (@KyleDCFC7) June 13, 2019
— Kelvin Maina (@Njugunah01) June 14, 2019
Chelsea have finished their season on a positive note by winning the Europa league against Arsenal in Baku. However, the club have to face upcoming struggles as they have a season long transfer ban and at the same time, their best player Eden Hazard has left for Real Madrid. Thus, they cannot find a replacement for him along with managerial crises.