Chelsea reportedly still paying Lampard

NEWS DIGEST – Frank Lampard is reportedly still being paid his £75,000-a-week salary by former club Chelsea despite being sacked in January.

The Sun claim Lampard has been kept on the payroll and is still due £1.8m in a move designed to mitigate the huge compensation the club have paid previously dismissed managers.

An agreement was reportedly struck whereby he will continue to receive the sum until July.

Lampard was recently linked to the vacancy at Bournemouth but the report claims he would take a financial hit if he were to take up a new position before the summer.