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Chelsea 'close in on £4.8m signing of Derby's Max Bird' after Frank Lampard hailed 'all-rounder' during impressive spell while he was in charge of Rams Frank Lampard worked with Max Bird when he was the manager of the Rams Derby have put a £5million price tag on 19-year-old midfielder Bird this summer Bird made eight Rams appearances under Frank Lampard last season  Now the Chelsea manager has identified Bird as a summer transfer target

By Jack Kinnersley For Mailonline

Published: 10:11 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 10:11 BST, 2 May 2020

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Chelsea are in the driving seat to sign Derby midfielder Max Bird this summer according to TodoFichajes.

Frank Lampard worked with Bird when he was the manager of the Rams last season and is ready to clinch a £4.8million deal for the midfielder - £200,000 short of Derby's asking price.  

Lampard, when asked about Bird as Derby boss, said: 'He stands out

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