Blues boys back in town! Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba catch up in London as Derby boss hold talks with former club over sensational Stamford Bridge return
- Former Chelsea pair Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba caught up on Tuesday
- The pair were pictured chatting in London after sitting down to lunch
- Lampard has been linked with the vacant Blues job and has spoken to the club
Frank Lampard was spotted out for lunch with former Chelsea colleague Didier Drogba on Tuesday afternoon, as he closes in on the top job at Stamford Bridge.
The former midfielder has been heavily linked with the managerial role at Stamford Bridge, with Maurizio Sarri on the verge of returning to Italy to manage Juventus.
Lampard has impressed in his first spell in the hotseat at Derby County, guiding his side to the Championship play-off final last month, where he lost out to Aston Villa and ex-team-mate John Terry, the assistant at Villa Park.
Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were seen out and about in London on Tuesday afternoon
The two former Chelsea stars caught up for lunch in Knightsbridge and chatted in the street
And it was another familiar face he sat down with in Knightsbridge as news broke that the 40-year-old had held talks with the club over the vacant position.
Spotted standing by a car in west London, Lampard struck a relaxed pose as he listened to Drogba, perched on the door of the Audi A3.
The pair played together for eight years at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2012.
They won three Premier League titles during that time, and also lifted the Champions League after beating Bayern Munich in 2012.
The Derby County boss strikes a relaxed pose as he talks to his former Blues team-mate
Lampard has been in talks with Chelsea about the vacant manager’s job at Stamford Bridge
Lampard is currently odds on to take over from Sarri for next season.
Others, such as Massimiliano Allegri and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag have caught the eye of the top brass at Chelsea.
However, it is thought that a number of big names are concerned by the club’s impending transfer ban.
Lampard and Drogba spent eight seasons together at Chelsea, winning 12 trophies in that time