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Chelsea in Tuchel talks; aim to have him in dugout for Wolves

Thomas Tuchel is in line to replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea.

The Daily Mail says talks with Tuchel, who is a free agent following his sacking at PSG in late December, are underway with the German emerging as a prime contender to replace Lampard.

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has admirers in the Blues boardroom, but there are concerns over whether he would leave his current employers mid-season.

That would pave the way for Tuchel to be appointed now and he could be in charge for their home game against Wolves on Wednesday night.

Lampard pictured with his wife Christine out for lunch in Knightsbridge, London in October

Chelsea have been warned off Tuchel, 47, in the past after run-ins with previous employers Borussia Dortmund and PSG but that doesn't seem to be a factor now.

The dismissal of Lampard will mean another pay-off for owner Roman Abramovich with Lampard earning £4million a year. His contract ran until 2022.

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