Chelsea are set to announce Frank Lampard as the club's new manager this week, according to reports.
According to the Standard News, Lampard has held talks with the club 'on more than one occasion', and an announcement will be made soon.
The club legend is thought to be eager to take over as the head coach, even though Derby has insisted that there was no formal approach from Europa League winners.
Lampard has two years left on his contract, and Chelsea will be forced to pay £4m in compensation if they take the England international to Stamford Bridge.
The 41-year-old has been backed by a host of his former teammates, including Carlo Cudicini, Didier Drogba and club great Marcel Desaily.
Drogba, in particular, hinted that the club was in negotiations with Lampard during a live video on his Instagram page, where he said 'The one who is in talks now to get the job - Frank Lampard.' in response to the question on who is the right man for the Chelsea job.
The post was left vacant by Maurizio Sarri, who left a week ago to take over at Juventus, having failed to settle at the London club despite a successful first season in charge.