Chelsea may have already spent big on the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner this summer but Roman Abramovich is not expected to stop there. The Blues were beaten 3-2 at West Ham on Wednesday night and their performance was yet another reminder that there is still plenty for Frank Lampard to get stuck into.
Kai Havertz is the name at the top of their summer shortlist and he could cost up to £90million given Bayer Leverkusen’s strong stance over a sale.
The Bundesliga outfit have missed out on Champions League qualification for next season though which could have a say during negotiations.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also keen but would prefer to hold off a year before making their move.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to table their first official offer for Havertz after Saturday’s DFB Pokal final.
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It could be his final game for the club before moving on this summer as he looks to held Leverkusen beat Bayern Munich.
According to The Telegraph, there are two other transfers that Chelsea want to complete.
One is the signing of Ben Chilwell, who has impressed greatly for both Leicester and England during the past two seasons.
At just 23, he could be Chelsea’s long-term answer at left-back and Lampard is hoping he can follow in the footsteps of Three Lions legend Ashley Cole.
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Emerson Palmieri looks set to join Inter Milan who have opened negotiations over a deal.
The Blues are also looking to sign a goalkeeper after growing tired of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s inconsistency.
The Spaniard was at fault for West Ham’s equaliser in midweek and his fragility from set-pieces is proving a real hinderance.
Petr Cech has been tasked with helping Chelsea find a new No 1.
He spent 11 years between the sticks at Stamford Bridge and his opinion is valued dearly by Lampard and director Marina Granovskaia.
Valencia and Sevilla are among those keen on taking Arrizabalaga on loan.
Both are unlikely to pay his £150,000-a-week wages, meaning Chelsea may have to table a proposition of his salary for any deal to materialise.
Ajax stopper Andre Onana is among the names to have been linked with Chelsea and he could leave Amsterdam this summer.
Alphonse Areola could also be an option while Chelsea are keen on England duo Nick Pope and Dean Henderson.
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