EPL: Why Lampard hasn’t joined Chelsea yet

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Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard has revealed why Frank Lampard is yet to join Chelsea.

He told talkSPORT that Lampard will replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea once his current club Derby County are happy with the compensation package offered by the Blues.

Johnson said that the 41-year-old was simply waiting to sign on.

“The situation is; Frank’s playing the waiting game,” Johnson said.

“He’s in situ basically waiting to get the go ahead to sign on.

“Everything I’ve been told is that he’s ready to go. I don’t cover Derby so they’re brief in their messages.

“But the way I am interpreting that is maybe they are fishing for the compensation for Frank Lampard.

“There is a £4million release clause in his contract, but Frank will certainly want to bring many of Derby’s backroom staff with him.

“So I get the impression that may be what is holding things up. Yes, Frank is on holiday in France but he is effectively waiting to just put pen to paper.”