Frank Lampard holds talks over Chelsea job, reports

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Frank Lampard has held talks with Chelsea about returning to the club as manager, the Daily Mirror reports.

Lampard - Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer - impressed during his first season in management, leading Derby County to the playoff final where they lost 2-1 to Aston Villa.

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The former England midfielder was spotted in London with former teammate Didier Drogba, who is now a Chelsea ambassador.

Lampard is a hero among Chelsea's fans. (Credit: Getty Images)
Lampard is a hero among Chelsea's fans. (Credit: Getty Images)

Current Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, despite leading the club to a third-place finish and winning the Europa League in his first season in England.

Sarri is set to replace Massimiliano Allegri - who has also been linked with Chelsea - at Italian champions Juventus.

Lampard’s success at Derby was achieved with a team of young players on loan from Premier League clubs.

Two of Derby’s standout performers, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomuri, belong to Chelsea.

Frank Lampard and Derby tasted defeat in the playoff final. (Credit: Getty Images)
Frank Lampard and Derby tasted defeat in the playoff final. (Credit: Getty Images)

And it’s the 40-year-old’s success with young players which is thought to appeal to Chelsea, who are currently under a transfer embargo which will prevent them from signing new players.

That could mean first-team opportunities for the likes of Mount and Tomuri, as well as other youngsters like Tammy Abraham - who scored 26 goals on loan at Villa in the Championship.

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