Chelsea on the brink of announcing Frank Lampard as their Chelsea manager

Chelsea close to announcing their next manager as the Premier League giants are believed to have begun negotiations with Derby County manager Frank Lampard.

Current Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is believed to be on his way from the club with a return to Juventus on the card.

Reports from England say that Chelsea are negotiating with Derby County for the services of Lampard with the Championship side set to receive £4 million.  The Daily Telegraph claims that it is a foregone conclusion and it is only a matter of time before the deal is announced by the Blues.

If Lampard is appointed, it would be a fairytale return for the Chelsea legend who has only been into management for a single season.

He almost helped Derby County gain promotion in his debut season and showed his willingness to use young players.

This would be vital for him if he steps into the head coach position at Stamford Bridge as the Blues have been slammed a two-window transfer ban by FIFA.

He would have to utilize many of the outstanding loan players under the club books with the likes of Tomori and Mason Mount playing under his tutelage at Derby County.

His appointment will certainly lead to comparisons with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who took over at Manchester United last season.

Lampard remains the Blues record goalscorer having scored 147 goals in 429 appearances during his time at the club.

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