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Chelsea yet to move for Lampard say Rams

18th June 2019, 03:54 by Michael Holland

Derby insist they want to keep hold of Frank Lampard and say that Chelsea have yet to make an approach for his services.

Former Blues midfielder Lampard is the red-hot favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian joined Juventus, but Derby insist he is in their long-term planning, with Chelsea yet to make an offer for his services.

Lampard, who turns 41 on June 20, enjoyed a hugely successful spell as a player for the Blues, becoming the club's record goalscorer and winning three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League.

While taking the Chelsea job would be a huge temptation, Rams owner Mel Morris says everything is being done to keep him at Pride Park.

"There's no change in the situation at present, except for the fact that Chelsea no longer have a manager," Morris told Sky Sports.

"We have made it clear to everyone, but most importantly to Frank, that we want him and to retain his services for the long term. If Chelsea want to hire Frank, then it is in their gift to make an offer in pursuit of that.

"In the meantime, we will continue to put our best foot forward to continue with our plans for the coming season, to work with Frank for him to know how much he is wanted by everyone associated with the club."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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