Report: Lampard wants to reunite with Chelsea's Gary Cahill at Derby

Frank Lampard the manager of Derby County looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Pride Park on July 28, 2018 in Derby, England.

Derby County will reportedly look to sign Gary Cahill if they beat his former employers Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Gary Cahill of Chelsea celebrates at full time during The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.

Derby County will look to sign a former Aston Villa player if Frank Lampard masterminds a win over Dean Smith in the Championship play-off final at Wembley next week.

According to the Mirror (21 May, page 49), Lampard is keen to reunite with his former Chelsea and England teammate Gary Cahill should The Rams bring an end to their 11-year exile from the Premier League.


33-year-old Cahill is due to become a free-agent after a disappointing end to his trophy-laden spell at Stamford Bridge, having fallen down the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri.

The experienced centre-back has no interest in bringing an end to his stellar playing career, however, and would surely jump at the chance to join a rival Premier League club – even if he would have to reduce his £75,000 a week wages.

Gary Cahill of Chelsea applauds the fans after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Watford FC at Stamford Bridge on May 05, 2019 in London, United...

The Mirror adds that Sheffield United, West Ham and Southampton are also keen on Cahill but the chance to work with Lampard again could give Derby an added advantage.

Cahill started his career at Derby’s play-off final opponents Villa, spending eight years with the Midland giants before joining Bolton in 2008.

Benjani of Portsmouth with Gary Cahill of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premiership match at Fratton Park, on December 2, 2006, in Portsmouth, England.

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