Crystal Palace Consider Appointing Former Chelsea Boss Frank Lampard to Replace Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace are reportedly eyeing former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard
Crystal Palace are reportedly eyeing former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Crystal Palace are reportedly considering appointing former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard as their new manager.

Roy Hodgson could be on his way out of the club at the end of the current campaign, and according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Palace are in contact with Lampard and his agent regarding the manager's job.

Hodgson is out of contract with Palace at the end of the season, and the Eagles are keen on landing Lampard, who has been out of work since being let go by Chelsea in January. Romano adds that the club are already making transfer plans and are trying to sign Abdallah Sima from Slavia Prague.

West Ham have been credited with an interest in Sima, alongside Premier League giants, Arsenal and Manchester United. The 19-year-old striker has 11 goals from 20 games this season, and Palace are eyeing him as a potential replacement for Christian Benteke, who is in the final months of his contract.

The Telegraph have further claimed that Chelsea duo Billy Gilmour and Tammy Abraham are two players Lampard would want to bring over to the Selhurst Park Stadium. The report further states that the Palace have set aside a £50m budget for Lampard to work with in the transfer market.