Transfer: Frank Lampard leaves Derby County

Championship side, Derby County has excused manager Frank Lampard from pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday to allow the manager more time to negotiate a move to Europa League champions, Chelsea.

The former England international will leave the club for two days.

The club said in a statement on its website that the decision was to allow Lampard’s discussions “to be concluded as soon as possible”.

Lampard won three Premier League titles and the Champions League as a player at Chelsea and is favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri, after the Italian joined Serie A champions Juventus.

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