Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich will look to try convince Julian Nagelsmann to join the club at the end of the season.

It comes as pressure continues to mount over Frank Lampard as they plummet in the Premier League.

After spending over £220m in the summer, many touted the Blues as potential title challengers.

And a 17-match unbeaten streak strengthened that claim, but since then it has been a stark decline.

Chelsea have suffered five defeats in eight matches in the league, including losses to Arsenal, Wolves and Leicester.

The latter inflicted the latest, piling misery onto Lampard has speculation over his future continues.

Chelsea are in no rush to sack and replace Frank Lampard despite their inconsistent form
Frank Lampard is under pressure at Chelsea

The minimum achievement for the Blues boss would be to land Champions League football but the club find themselves ninth in the table.

It has led to other managerial options being explored and one man is Abramovich's preferred target.

According to Todofichajes, RB Leipzig coach Nagelsmann is the favoured option of the oil tycoon's.

Despite being just 33, the German has been in management for 10 years now and has been coaching in the Bundesliga since 2016.

He has been remarked as one of the best up and coming coaches in the world and has previously garnered attention from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Chelsea are prepared to give Lampard until the end of the season to see if he can turn the current situation around.

But that stance can change is results continue to worsen, report Todofichajes.

Julian Nagelsmann continues to thrive as manager of RB Leipzig
Julian Nagelsmann is the preferred option at Chelsea

As well as Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel has been touted as a potential option after being sacked by Paris St-Germain earlier this season.

A German-speaking manager would be preferred at Stamford Bridge if a change is necessitated.

With Timo Werner and Kai Havertz struggling, a coach that can communicate to them better would help them to ease into a system that suits them.

After spending over £120m on the two of them, Abramovich wants to get the best out of them rather than see his cash wasted.

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Lampard is in desperate need of a victory against Luton Town in the FA Cup today but has insisted he is not worried about his job.

"I don't listen to it," he said about the speculation over his future.

"It's only everywhere if you want to scroll through social media or something, but I don't do that.

"I'm not stupid, I know the pressures that come with managing a top football club, but I just do my job, it doesn't matter to me.

"The pressure is fine, you're obviously happier when you're winning games. I was obviously happier in October and November than now. I just have to get on with the job."