Derby have revealed that there has been no contact from Chelsea in regards to hiring Frank Lampard this summer.
Maurizio Sarri finally departed the club just a few days ago after telling the Blues that he wants to return him to Italy, with Juventus already announcing he had signed.
That led to speculation in the media that we would look to try and hire Lampard i in the coming days, after he impressed on Derby in the Championship last season.[the_ad id=”164″]
But despite all the speculation we have made contact with Derby, the Rams remain adamant they have had no approach for Lampard.
“We have made it very clear to everyone – but most importantly to Frank himself – that we want to retain him at the club for the long term,” said Derby owner Mel Morris on the Sky Sports website
“If Chelsea want to hire Frank, then it is in their gift to make an offer in pursuit of that. In the meantime, we will continue to put our best foot forward to continue with our plans for the coming season.
“We will work closely with Frank in that regard so that he knows how much he is wanted by everyone associated with the club.”
Meanwhile, PSG are ready to let long-term target Neymar go this summer.
Neymar has shone since making the massive £200 million move to the French giants and has seemingly taken his game to that very next level. But there has been constant speculation that he is bored of the French League and would prefer a move to either the Premier League or La Liga.
And the L’Equipe website claimed that PSG are now ready to let the £200 million rated star leave the club.
PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi said on Sunday that the Ligue 1 champions will no longer tolerate superstar attitudes from the club’s biggest players after a 2018-19 campaign full of controversy.
“Players will have to be more responsible than before,” Al-Khelaïfi told France Football.
“They will have to do more and work harder. They are not there for their own amusement. If they do not agree, the doors are open – Ciao!
“I do not want star behaviour anymore.”[the_ad id=”164″]