Lampard finalises contract with Chelsea ahead of switch from Derby

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard finalised his contract with Chelsea late on Wednesday night after holding over six hours of talks at Stamford Bridge.

 Frank Lampard  arriving Stamford Bridge ahead of deal
Frank Lampard  arriving Stamford Bridge ahead of deal

Derby County granted Chelsea permission to speak to Lampard last week and the 41-year-old was at Stamford Bridge until 1.32am on Thursday morning to finalise the terms of his deal to succeed Maurizio Sarri.

It is believed Lampard has been seeking assurances about owner Roman Abramovich’s expectations and the club’s plans once FIFA’s transfer embargo expires.

Lampard won 11 major trophies, including three Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League during his 13 years at Chelsea.

The former England international also remains the club’s all-time leading scorer with 211 goals.