Following reports confirming Maurizio Sarri will be leaving the club to join Juventus, Chelsea are understandably stepping up their efforts to bring in their next manager at Stamford Bridge.
All signs point to that man being club legend Frank Lampard, with the latest updates suggesting that the Derby County boss is the leading candidate for the Chelsea hotseat.
The Telegraph report that Derby will demand a compensation fee of £4m for Lampard and that news drew a surprisingly mixed response from Blues fans on Twitter.
Many Chelsea supporters were unconcerned by the amount of money needed to bring their former star back to west London, and pointed to the £5m fee they would be receiving from Juventus for Sarri as a perfect equaliser.
Indeed, with the Blues facing the prospect of a transfer ban this summer, some fans joked that as they couldn’t spend their money elsewhere they may as well use it to bring Lampard in.
Some fans however were a little more reluctant to see the club spend that some of money on a compensation package and even suggested that it was “not worth it at this point” and labelled it as “crazy”.
Check out some of the mixed reaction of Chelsea fans to the news below:
— Stuart McCall (@irish_stumccall) June 14, 2019
Not like we’re going to spend any money elsewhere this summer. Can Marina’s holiday kitty take a 4m hit?
— #CAS-Daily (@EmenaIo) June 14, 2019
— Nick McGuinness (@nmcqb1) June 14, 2019
Not worth it at this point
— Shubham Mehta (@Shubham_1999_) June 14, 2019
That’s crazy though man. £4m is like what a top, top manager would command in return. Lampard is going nowhere but Chelsea. Derby overplaying it’s cards here
— Cobham Blues (@cobhamblues) June 14, 2019
£4M The pocket change demands of the lower leagues.
— Doctor Britain (@worldnoteurope) June 14, 2019
we are about paying 4m for a manager that hasn’t won any trophy, and we paid money too for the one leaving. This board and its lack of vision or long term planning is costing us.
— Shiloh (@shilohbliss) June 14, 2019