Cape Town - Frank Lampard is reportedly being lined up as a potential
replacement for Maurizio Sarri, who is being linked with the vacant post at
Serie A giants Juventus.
Sarri has emerged as a surprise target for the Old Lady
following the decision to part company with Max Allegri on Friday, but rumours
are growing by the day that he is definitely the man they want to step into the
The likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp have been
linked with a switch to Turin, but Sarri is favourite and it could save Chelsea
a fortune as they would not need to sack him and pay him off.
Reports have been growing that Chelsea are planning to sack
Sarri, irrespective of what happens in the Europa League final against Arsenal,
and replace him with Lampard, who could be on the verge of taking Derby into
the Premier League.
It is a complicated situation as the Blues prepare for the
Gunners clash at the same time that Derby gets ready for the Championship
play-off final against Aston Villa, and there will not be any announcements
until after the games are completed.
However, rumours are bubbling away in the background which suggest
Sarri will join Juve and Blues legend Lampard will return to Chelsea.