Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has agreed a three year deal to become Chelsea boss according to The Sun.
The report claims Lampard will start work as Chelsea manager next week on a three-year deal worth £5.5million a year — the same as predecessor Maurizio Sarri.
Derby County granted Chelsea permission to speak with Lampard on Tuesday.
The Sun claims Lampard will be at the club’s training complex early next week to start the groundwork as the tenth permanent boss in 16 years to serve under owner Roman Abramovich.
Lampard impressed the Chelsea board after guiding Derby County to the play-off final where they were agonisingly edged out by Aston Villa.
Lampard is expected to leave Derby for Chelsea alongside former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris, goalkeeping coach Shay Given and fitness coach Chris Jones.
Derby are hoping Chelsea conclude the deal for Lampard quickly to enable both clubs plan for preseason.
A Rams statement read: “With pre-season fast approaching for both clubs it is hoped this will allow Chelsea to swiftly conclude discussions.”
Meanwhile, former Manchester City defender and captain Vincent Kompany recently urged Chelsea to appoint Lampard as boss.
Kompany said: “Sign him up.
“He is up there with the most intelligent of footballers. The match is natural with Chelsea.”