Frank Lampard ‘will sign’ a three-year contract to become the new first-team manager of Chelsea, according to claims from Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira. 

The Blues are keen to tie up a swift managerial appointment following their decision to release Maurizio Sarri from his contract at Stamford Bridge.

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Juventus proceeded to appoint the Italian tactician to replace Massimiliano Allegri after he led Chelsea to the Europa League trophy and a third-place finish in the Premier League last season. 

The Blues have wasted no time in seeking out and pursuing a replacement, it seems, with Schira confidently claiming that Lampard will be the man who takes charge in West London. 

Chelsea are seemingly set to tie down their former midfielder on a three-year deal until the summer of 2022 following his impressive first campaign as a professional manager with Championship side Derby County.

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