Chelsea are reportedly getting ready to sack Maurizio Sarri at the end of the season after it has emerged that the Blues want to replace him with Frank Lampard.
That's according to Sky Sport Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, who said that the club are willing to axe the former Napoli boss and bring in the Chelsea legend as his replacement.
Sarri's first season has had the Blues finish third in the Premier League and they are also into the Europa League final, in which they will face Arsenal on 29th May.
Lampard, meanwhile, has had a successful debut season with Derby County so far, with his side overturning a 1-0 home loss to Leeds United in the Championship playoffs to secure a 4-2 second-leg win on the night (and winning 4-3 on aggregate).
The 40-year-old former England international will lead his side out for their playoff decider at Wembley Stadium next week against Aston Villa, hoping to secure a Premier League spot for the following season.
Last week, former Chelsea player Tony Dorigo said that the Derby boss could not be ruled out as a potential successor for Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
"I think he has done probably more than okay; certainly with Derby's financial issues," he told the James Gray Show (via Love Sport Radio).
"He could not keep all of their best players. What he has done, I think has been really good, is the style which I really do like.
"I certainly think he has done tremendously well.
"He will learn and learn and learn and you could see the type of man that he is. He will get there.
"He is determined. I think he is going to be the Chelsea manager one day and he is well on the way to doing there."
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