Derby Owner Breaks Silence On Lampard’s Future

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Derby County chairman Mel Morris has revealed his club is still waiting for an offer from Chelsea for Frank Lampard.

The Blues are currently without a manager following Maurizio Sarri’s departure to Juventus and Lampard is expected to replace the Italian at Chelsea.

Despite Chelsea’s interest in Lampard, Morris has insisted that Derby – who missed out on promotion after losing to Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley – remain determined to keep hold of Lampard.

“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.”

Lampard is Chelsea’s record goalscorer and won three Premier League titles and the Champions League during a highly-successful playing career at Stamford Bridge.

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