Chelsea & Derby’s Frank Lampard
Another day, and still Chelsea have yet to reach an agreement with Derby County regarding their manager Frank Lampard.
As has been reported for several days, if not weeks, Chelsea are keen on appointing Lampard as their next manager.
Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea last week to join Juventus.
On Tuesday, BBC reporter Simon Stone confirmed that Chelsea have yet to approach Derby to discuss signing Lampard.
Still no change re Chelsea/Derby over Lampard. No contact.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) June 18, 2019
Nevertheless, the Evening Standard today report that (a) the deal could be imminent, and (b) Lampard may sign a longer deal than most may have expected.
Frank Lampard & Chelsea: 3-year deal
The Evening Standard announce that Chelsea could wrap up Frank Lampard’s appointment imminently:
Chelsea are hoping to conclude negotiations to make Frank Lampard their new manager by the end of the week.
It’s believed the Blues will need to pay Derby around 4 million pounds in compensation.
As to the length of Lampard’s rumoured contract, the club’s all-time record goalscorer is set to be given a longer deal than many may have expected:
It is believed to be only a matter of time as Chelsea are prepared to give their former midfielder a three-year contract.
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) June 19, 2019
Previous reports on Frank Lampard’s proposed contract at Chelsea
Last weekend, the Sunday Times claimed that Roman Abramovich has spoken directly to Frank Lampard about becoming the new Chelsea manager.
The broadsheet suggested that Lampard would only receive a 2-year contract at Stamford Bridge:
Abramovich is understood to have promised the 40-year-old at least two transfer windows in which to demonstrate his worth.
With the club currently serving a two-window transfer ban, that would guarantee Lampard the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.