Sky Sports: Chelsea to officially approach Lampard once Sarri's exit is completed
- Chelsea negotiate Sarri's release to Juventus.
- The compensation fee remains as the last stumbling block.
- Once the deal is done, The Blues will officially approach Lampard.
- Frank is reportedly very interested to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will officially approach Frank Lampard about the Blues manager job as soon as Maurizio Sarri's exit to Juventus will be sealed in the coming days. This is according to Sky Sports, a tier 1 British media.
Currently, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaya negotiates with Juventus hierarchy the compensation fee for Maurizio Sarri. The Blues expect to get £5.3m from the Old Lady, while the Italian giants want some kind of arrangement without a release fee.
As Sky Sports put it, any agreement for Sarri will then 'trigger an official approach from Chelsea to Derby for permission to speak to Lampard about becoming Roman Abramovich's 12th manager in 16 years.'
According to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are willing to waive €9m loan fee for Gonzalo Higuain that Chelsea still owe them. In return, the Bianconeri expect the Blues to release Maurizio Sarri from his contract with no compensation fee.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has already held a preliminary round of talks with Chelsea hierarchy about replacing Maurizio Sarri in his manager role at Stamford Bridge, British outlet Mirror reports. The details of the meeting remain obscure, but it is claimed the Blues legend is interested in taking over at Chelsea.