Derby County FC have revealed this afternoon that they have granted permission for their manager Frank Lampard to speak with Chelsea.
Sky Sports claims Chelsea have told Derby they are prepared to pay the £4m compensation clause in Lampard contract.
The Blues legend looks to replace Maurizio Sarri after he departed a few weeks ago to return to Italy with Juventus.
THE CLUB STATEMENT:
“Derby County Football Club can confirm that they have granted permission for Chelsea Football Club to speak to Frank Lampard about the vacant managerial position at Stamford Bridge.
“With pre-season fast approaching for both clubs it is hoped this will allow Chelsea to swiftly conclude their discussions.
“The club will make no further comment until it is appropriate to do so.”
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