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Derby fight to keep Lamps

16th June 2019, 03:19 by Michael Holland

Derby are understood to have opened talks with Chelsea target Frank Lampard over a new deal to keep him with the Rams.

Pride Park bosses appear determined not to let Lampard leave for former club Chelsea without a fight, and will offer him improved terms in a bid to ward off interest.

Derby are still braced for an approach from Chelsea, who are understood to want Lampard to replace Maurizio Sarri in the Stamford Bridge hotseat.

Juventus are poised to unveil Sarri as their new manager on a three-year deal, with Chelsea having secured a compensation package it is understood could rise as high as £10million.

Lampard notched a club-record 211 goals in a stellar Chelsea career from 2001 to 2014, and racked up 106 caps for England.

The 40-year-old has had just one year in management, but steered Derby to the Championship play-offs in his sole campaign. He has two years left on his current Derby contract, but the club are understood to want to tie him down to a long-term deal.

Lampard's assistant Jody Morris could also make a return to his former club, to bolster the Blues' backroom staff.

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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