Frank Lampard pictured jogging with his backroom staff around Old Trafford this morning

Frank Lampard was seen going on a seven-mile run around Old Trafford this morning ahead of his Premier League debut as Chelsea manager.

The Blues legend takes charge of his first competitive game as Chelsea boss as his side travel to Manchester United to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reds.

Ahead of the big game, reports state that Lampard went on an intense run around Old Trafford starting at 8.30am this morning.

He pounded the Manchester streets along with his backroom staff including assistant Jody Morris, The Sun reports.

The Blues coaches covered seven miles in the 40 minute workout.

On Lampard’s mind will have been his team selection for the clash at the Theatre of Dreams.

Chelsea have travelled with star midfielder N’Golo Kante, who is recovering from a knee injury, and Lampard is set to assess whether the Frenchman is fit to start the game.

Forward Willian and centre-back Antonio Rudiger also carry knee injuries and look set to miss the match, despite the duo returning to training.

New boy Christian Pulisic is in line make his Blues debut following his £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.

But England pair Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi are both unavailable through Achilles injuries.

Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho all travel and compete for a place in Lampard’s midfield.

The Chelsea boss also has a decision to make up front with strikers Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi all available.

David Luiz reveals how Chelsea doctor broke down in tears when he joined Arsenal

Arsenal new boy David Luiz has revealed how Chelsea club doctor Paco Biosca was left in tears by his departure to the Emirates.

Arsenal paid £8million for Luiz, who is said to have requested the move once it became apparent he would not be automatic first-choice under Frank Lampard.

In a behind the scenes clip for his new club’s YouTube channel, he told Gunners doctor Gary O’Driscoll of his former colleague’s sadness, The Sun reports.

Both Luiz and O’Driscoll claim to be good friends with Biosca and broke the ice during their meeting by discussing the Spaniard.

Before the defender was put through one part of his medical to join Arsenal, the Chelsea doctor came up in conversation.

Luiz said: “Paco’s amazing.

“He’s crying, he’s crying. He called me crying.

“I have a great, great relationship with him.”

Biosca, 66, spent 25 years at local club Lleida before heading to Ukrainian team Skakhtar Donetsk in 2005.

And Chelsea tempted him to the Premier League in 2011, during which time he has worked extensively with Luiz.

But the centre-back will now compete for a different London team after his deadline day transfer.

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Real Madrid fans reveal their decision on moves to sign Neymar as PSG say they are “in advanced negotiations” for star’s exit

Some Real Madrid fans have opposed reported moves by their club to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar as a result of reports that the French club have offered the Brazilian to Los Blancos president Florentino Peréz.

The Brazil international is desperate to leave the Ligue 1 champions while Real Madrid are eager to sign another Galactico-level star before the close of the transfer window.

PSG have, however, confirmed through their director Leonardo that they are “in advanced negotiations” for Neymar’s departure

And while Real Madrid fans would love to see another marquee signing before the summer is out, particularly after the disappointment of not having signed Pogba, the majority of them would rather it not be Neymar.

According to a poll conducted by AS (gathered almost 160,911 votes), 60 percent of Madridistas surveyed said they don’t want the club to sign the 27-year-old.

Those that are opposed to the move gave reasons such as the Brazilian’s price tag, along with his recent off-the-field antics and his proneness to injury.

Meanwhile, Neymar’s number one preference is Barcelona, although he would certainly also look favourably on a move to the Bernabéu should a return to Camp Nou be deemed unviable.

It is obviously becoming impossible for him to return to his preferred destination (Camp Nou) as Barcelona cannot muster enough financial capacity to meet the cash-only condition of PSG for the striker.

Real Madrid star reveals why he snubbed Juventus, other Italian clubs

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has disclosed that his love for the Santiago Bernabeu club is the only reason for rejecting Italian clubs that contacted him this summer for a potential move.

The Brazilian international was heavily linked with a reunion with former Los Blancos star Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, after falling out of favour under previous manager Santiago Solari during the 2018-19 season.

However the return of Zinedine Zidane in March saw the 31-year old reinstated as first choice left back, ahead of Sergio Reguilon and he is determined to stay in the Spanish capital.

“I was approached by Italian clubs (about a move)’, he told an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport as cited by Football Espana.

“The truth is that I love Real Madrid, it is my home and the best club in the world.

“In my head there was never an idea that I would wear a Juventus shirt, I am committed to Real Madrid.”

Maurizio Sarri blasts Juventus chiefs over “embarrassing situation”, says “I set a record” at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri has taken a swipe at Juventus for the “embarrassing situation” with players who need to be sold, and revisited his record at Chelsea.

The Coach was his usual brutally honest self in a Press conference after the 2-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid in Stockholm.

Sarri was asked what his ideas were for the transfer market and immediately cut off the reporter.

“Sometimes, I get really astonished when I read your papers. You go on about Sarri’s choices, the choices of (director of sport Fabio) Paratici.

“Did you look at the Juventus squad? We have to cut six players to fit into the Champions League list, which I haven’t read anywhere. Otherwise these choices might look insane.

“We have to cut six players from the current squad and that puts me in a difficult position. The last 20 days of the market will be difficult for us, it’s an embarrassing situation, because we risk having to leave out players of a very high level.

“It’s a situation we have to resolve and it is not just about the decisions made by Coach or club.”

Dybala was on the verge of joining Manchester United and then Tottenham Hotspur, only for personal terms to stall everything, so Sarri was asked how he saw La Joya in the side?

“Dybala only had two training sessions with me, so all evaluations are premature. Clearly, he can’t be at the top of his condition physically and that also affects what he can do as a False 9.

“I think he has the characteristics to play in that role, but we’ll have to see how we can fill the penalty area with that solution.

“As I said before, I can talk to Dybala all I like, but the market goes in a certain direction and my opinion counts for zero. We have to cut six players, that’s all there is to it.

“I’d love to keep them all, but our problem is that we don’t have players who grew up at this club, there’s only one, so our entire Champions League squad will be 22 players with three goalkeepers. That forces us to make decisions on the market that we don’t want to make.”

Sarri was asked if he thinks his Juventus will be ready for the opening Serie A game against Parma on the weekend of August 24, Football Italia reports.

“Usually, I don’t start seasons well. Aside from Chelsea, where I think I set a record for going unbeaten at the start of a Premier League career, in Italy I always struggled in the early weeks.”