Max Bird: Chelsea close to sealing transfer deal for Derby County midfielder

Max Bird: Chelsea close to sealing transfer deal for Derby County midfielder

- Max Bird’s move to Chelsea is on the verge of completion

- Frank Lampard is looking to reuniting with the Derby County youngster

- Bird plays as a midfielder and he could help improve the Chelsea squad

Frank Lampard is on the verge of completing the signing of 19-year-old Max Bird from Championship side Derby County as Chelsea look to bolster their squad.

It was gathered that the Chelsea manager have made the starlet his favourite player for the transfer window due to his exploits in the Championships this season.

According to SunSport, Blues’ boss is reportedly a fan of the chap as he handed him his first full league debut when he was in charge at Derby last season.

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Legit.ng understands that Chelsea have prepared £4.8million offer on the table for the player.

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The deal is almost through, but reports say Derby are asking for a round figure of £5million for the chap.

However with the coronavirus crisis causing financial problems for the world economy including football clubs, teams will be forced to sell players at a reduced price.

Speaking about the player during his time at Pride Park, Lampard said: "He stands out as a young man.

"He is very polite with everyone, has a real desire to improve and he's a good team-mate.

"Whether it has been for the youth teams or when he has been with the first team, he is an all-rounder."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea are reportedly ready to show their striker Michy Batshuayi the exit doors this summer following his failure to impress his managers at the club.

The Belgian star moved to Stamford Bridge from Olympique Marseille in 2016 in a deal valued around £33 million back then.

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Having made 24 appearances so far this campaign, the 26-year-old has scored six goals and two assists across competitions for the Blues, but it seems the figure is not good enough for his bosses.

Due to his lack of impact, Chelsea have had to send him on loan to Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace, hoping he would up his game on his return but nothing appears to have changed for him.

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