English Championship club Derby County have given Chelsea legend Frank Lampard a two-day break to enable him negotiate a transfer to Stamford Bridge.
Derby County resumed preseason without their manager Frank Lampard who has been given Monday and Tuesday off by the Rams to conclude negotiations with Chelsea over his return to his former club.
The two-day break given to Frank Lampard was confirmed by Sky Sports earlier on Monday morning.
The Rams had earlier given Chelsea permission to speak with Frank Lampard about their vacant managerial post.
The 41-year-old is expected to be named the new Chelsea manager in the coming days.
Frank Lampard will replace Maurizio Sarri as the Chelsea manager after the Italian tactician left the club to return to Italy.
Sarri has gone back to his native Italy to take up the Juventus job.
He spent just one season at Chelsea having been appointed the Blues’ boss last summer.
Maurizio Sarri was at Napoli for three years before his appointment as the Chelsea manager.
Lampard is a Chelsea legend and the former Blues midfielder will be putting his legendary status on the line by taking the managerial job at the club.
He spent 13 hugely successful years at Chelsea between 2001 and 2014 as he ended up being the all-time leading goalscorer in the history of the club.