Lampard suggests Derby stay for Vydra amid Leeds, West Brom speculation

Frank Lampard and John Terry are seen during the FA Youth Cup Final, second leg between Chelsea and Mancherster City at Stamford Bridge on April 26, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion reportedly want Derby County forward Matej Vydra.

Matej Vydra of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Barnsley at iPro Stadium on May 6, 2018 in Derby, England.

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has suggested to BBC Sport that Matej Vydra will stay at the club, despite reported interest from Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion.

According to The Express & Star, West Brom are interested in signing Vydra from Championship rivals Derby in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the 26-year-old forward will cost £11 million in transfer fees, and that the Czech Republic international will have wage demands of £35,000 per week.

According to The Telegraph, Leeds are interested in securing the services of the former Watford man.

Derby manager Lampard, though, has suggested that Vydra will stay at the Rams for the 2018-19 campaign.

The Chelsea legend told BBC Sport about Vydra: "There is a lot of speculation but he is still our player. We will see, but while he performs as well as he did last year, with the level of goals, I expect him to stay."

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers moves away from Matej Vydra during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County at Molineux on April 11, 2018 in...

Good decision?

That Leeds and West Brom are reportedly interested in Vydra shows just how good the former Udinese forward is, especially at the Championship.

It would make sense for Derby not to sell the 26-year-old, who scored 21 goals and provided four assists in 35 Championship starts for the Rams last season.

Leeds, Derby and West Brom all will be aiming to win promotion from the Championship to the Premier League next season.

Matej Vydra of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Sunderland at iPro Stadium on March 30, 2018 in Derby, England.

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