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Chelsea yet to make approach to Derby boss Frank Lampard

Chelsea are yet to make an approach to Derby County boss Frank Lampard, it has been claimed.

The Sun says the Blues have identified club legend and Derby boss Lampard, 40, as a replacement for the homesick Italian should he join Juventus this summer.

But they are yet to make an official approach to the Rams, who Lamps led to the brink of promotion before losing last month's Championship play-off final to Aston Villa.

Chelsea chiefs do not want to sack Maurizio Sarri, 60, after finishing third in the Premier League and winning the Europa League, and have made a last-ditch attempt to persuade him to stay.

They know it will be tough to get the former Napoli manager to reconsider and resist the lure of home — but the Blues will not make the first move as it would cost them another pay-off.

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