Chelsea board agrees to bring forward plans of emotional Lampard return

Frank Lampard







Derby County boss Frank Lampard is set for an emotional return to Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri left Stamford Bridge to join the Serie A champions last night after Juve director Fabio Paratici was forced to fly to London and agree a £7million divorce settlement.

The Sun says Blues chiefs will now turn to club legend Lampard as a replacement.

Chelsea are braced to make the first formal approach for the Derby boss as they waited for Sarri to secure his move back to Italy after just one season in the Premier League.

It was understood Stamford Bridge bosses wanted Lampard to have one more season in management before making a swoop.

But the club’s record goal scorer is the fans’ favourite and the board have now made him a priority after agreeing for Sarri to leave.