Derby excuse Lampard from pre-season training amid Chelsea talks

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Frank Lampard has been excused from pre-season training with Derby County on Monday as he reportedly continues discussions with Chelsea regarding a new role as Chelsea manager.

Derby County have given Chelsea permission to talk with their manager and are believed to want compensation of about £4million if he is to leave. Talks are expected to be concluded on Monday or Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, reports have emerged that Frank Lampard is not the only candidate being considered for the role by Chelsea and this was disclosed by the new technical and performance advisor at the club, Petr Cech.

“The club has identified several candidates, the situation is open,” Cech said.

“Frank is one of them. Before the first team begins preparations we want to solve the issue of the new manager.

“The most important thing is to choose a new manager, it will be crucial in the context of further work. The coach will have ideas for the team, we will be completing the team for next season. He will have to look at the players and decide who will go to Japan.”

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