It has been four days since Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus and, while every expectation is that Frank Lampard will be the man to take over, it all feels a bit slow.
Of course, a lot could be happening in the background without anyone really knowing. But according to The Telegraph, with the west London club unable to operate in the transfer window, it has removed the need to rush into appointing their legendary midfielder.
Still, with just a reported £4m compensation fee needed to be paid to Derby County for their manager, it feels like things are being drawn-out — and that is the last thing either club need.
Last year, Chelsea did not have the best of pre-seasons with Sarri coming in so late, something the Italian himself commented on.
“Our pre-season until now has been a bit crazy I think and so we have to work,” the new Juventus boss was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard last August. Undoubtedly, that is something Chelsea will want to avoid this time around.
Meanwhile, from Derby’s perspective, they will be keen to get this whole ordeal over with so they can quickly manoeuvre in the transfer market as they prepare for another battle for Premier League promotion.
For the sake of both clubs, it is time for Chelsea to hurry up and wrap up a deal to bring Lampard back to Stamford Bridge if that is what his heart is set on.
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