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Report: Chelsea to offer Lampard 3-year-deal to become new manager

Chelsea are set to offer Frank Lampard a three-year contract to take over as their new manager.

40-year-old Lampard is the Stamford Bridge clubs all-time leading goalscorer, and is believed to be Chelsea’s preferred candidate to take over from Maurizio Sarri, who left the club after one season in charge to take over as manager of Juventus.

Lampard impressed in his maiden campaign in management, guiding Derby to the Championship playoff final and sealing a famous victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup.

Although Derby are keen for Lampard to remain at the club and no formal approach has been made, a report by ESPN suggests Chelsea will make a move for their former midfielder this week.

Chelsea are expected to have to pay a compensation amount of £4 million to Derby, with Lampard’s assistant coach and Blues academy graduate Jody Morris also expected to move to Stamford Bridge as part of the deal.

Despite his lack of managerial experience, many see Lampard as the perfect choice to bring through some of Chelsea’s young players into the first team, with the west London club currently unable to sign players for the next two transfer window, due to a FIFA imposed ban.

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