Derby County have announced that they are not yet lining up a replacement for Frank Lampard reported by Derbyshire Live.

At present it is understood that Derby are still yet to receive an official approach from Chelsea for their boss who is the current odds on favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

Should Lampard leave Pride Park after just one season in charge, there have been plenty of names branded around in the media regarding potential replacements.

Gerrard has reportedly dismissed suggestions linking him to the post as he looks ahead to another season in the SPL with Rangers as they attempt to stop Celtic from winning the title for another year.

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John Terry has also been linked with the job but this also appears unlikely with him wishing to continue as understudy to Dean Smith at Aston Villa as they prepare for life in the Premier League.

As opposed to Derby contacting potential candidates about the role is seems that the Rams have in fact been approached by a number of interested parties – but have categorically refused to enter discussions while they still have a manager in place.

Rams chairman and owner Mel Morris has gone on the record to express his desire to keep the 40-year-old at Pride Park for “the long term”.

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It is believed they have also entered discussions with the Chelsea legend about extending his stay but should his former club come calling it would be highly unlikely he would be able to resist a shot at managing his beloved Blues.

Derby will certainly want to hang on to Lampard given his impressive first season in charge but will need to consider their options should he leave this summer.