Derby County have made a bumper new contract offer to Frank Lampard.
The Mirror says Derby have launched a last-ditch attempt to keep Lampard from leaving for Chelsea.
The Stamford Bridge legend is wanted back in west London to replace Maurizio Sarri after he departed for Juventus.
But the Rams are determined to keep hold of the manager who led them within a whisker of promotion and have put together a huge £10m contract to convince him to stay.
Owner Mel Morris is prepared to back Lampard with a four-year deal, offering the rookie manager a bumper £2.5m a year to keep him at Pride Park.
He remains odds-on to return to Chelsea, where he spent 13 glittering years as a player and became the club’s all-time record goalscorer.