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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is expected to be unveiled as Chelsea boss this weekend and he could stop Chelsea loaning out Jake Clarke-Salter to Leeds United as retribution for ‘Spygate’, according to The Sun.
Leeds United are interested in taking Clarke-Salter on loan next season but fear Lampard might take revenge for the club’s Spygate scandal.
Clarke-Salter spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland making 29 appearances in the Eredivisie as they finished fifth in the league.
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa sent a spy to monitor one of Derby County’s training sessions last season and Lampard was furious about it.
Leeds went on to win the match 2-0 and in the process completed a league double over Derby, however, the club were later fined £200,000 for their actions after Bielsa apologised for his decision to send a member of his staff to watch the Rams’ training sessions.
Derby and Leeds then met in a dramatic play-off semi-final where Leeds fans taunted Lampard by singing “Stop crying Frank Lampard” as their team won the first leg at Pride Park 1-0.
Lampard got his revenge by beating Leeds United 4-2 in the second leg of the playoffs.
Following the tension between Leeds United and Derby County last season, Leeds now fear their chances of landing Clarke-Salter could be scuppered by Lampard’s imminent return to Stamford Bridge as manager.