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Frank Lampard to Chelsea: Blues have to pay £4 million to hire Lampard from Derby

Tanish Chachra

Frank Lampard to Chelsea: Blues have to pay £4 million to hire Lampard from Derby

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.

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What’s next?

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.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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