By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 07:44 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 07:44 BST, 1 July 2019
Derby County are due to return to pre-season training on Monday but players still have no idea whether manager Frank Lampard will be there.
Lampard looks certain to become Chelsea's new manager after the Rams gave the Premier League side permission to speak to him last week.
However, there has been no official confirmation yet that Lampard has concluded a sensational return to his former club, leaving Derby's players in limbo.
Derby are due to return to pre-season training on Monday but will Frank Lampard be there?
Chelsea had hoped to appoint their former midfielder as successor to Maurizio Sarri by now but negotiations have dragged on and