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Chelsea News: Shirt numbers available to Thiago Silva at Chelsea
Chelsea are thought to be on the verge of completing a deal for Thiago Silva following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.
The 35-year-old is out of contract at the Parc des Princes following his side’s Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich on Sunday, but he is expected to quickly find a new club.
Silva will reportedly put pen to paper at Chelsea this week, continuing what has already been a busy summer at Stamford Bridge.
Silva wore the number two throughout his eight years at PSG, but he may be forced to find a different jersey at Stamford Bridge.
The number two is currently occupied by Antonio Rudiger at Chelsea, and with the German not expected to leave this summer it is unlikely that Silva will be granted his preferred choice.
The Brazilian occasionally wore the number 12 in the French capital too, but that is also currently occupied at Chelsea by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Before moving to PSG, Silva played in the number 33 shirt at AC Milan – that too is unavailable as things stand at Stamford Bridge, although current occupant Emerson Palmieri has been tipped to leave this summer.
Marcos Alonso has also been linked with an exit and his number three shirt was worn by Silva during his brief stay at Fluminense at the start of his professional career.
Other notable shirt numbers currently free at Stamford Bridge are the numbers 25 and 26, previously worn by club legends Gianfranco Zola and John Terry respectively.
Chelsea News: Chelsea spending more money on transfer market
Chelsea are on course to spend more money than in any previous transfer window after striking deals to sign Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva.
Havertz (£90m) and Silva (free) are the latest in a string of additions which will take Frank Lampard’s spending past £200million.
Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner are already through the door for a combined £90m while Ben Chilwell’s £50m arrival is thought to be imminent.
Big day for Chilwell as he faces a key assessment ahead of his proposed £50million move to Chelsea
Ben Chilwell today faces a key assessment ahead of his proposed £50million move to Chelsea.
The left-back is due to visit a consultant for the latest news on a heel injury which could see him miss the start of the new season. It is exactly three weeks until the new campaign starts and if Chilwell’s spell on the sidelines is set to drag into the new campaign, Chelsea could look elsewhere for a new full-back.
A source told The Sun said: “If Ben gets news he is going to be out for another six weeks, not three, then Chelsea could well take a totally different view on this whole matter.”
Thiago Silva set to sign one-year contract with Chelsea
Chelsea are reportedly closing in on the signing of experienced centre-back Thiago Silva.
The 35-year-old captained Paris Saint-Germain into Sunday night’s Champions League final with Bayern Munich, which was decided by a Kingsley Coman goal in the second period.
Silva has now become a free agent, though, and various reports in recent days have claimed that he is a target for Frank Lampard’s side ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
According to Sky Sports News, the Blues are now closing in on the signing of the Brazilian, who is set to pen a contract with the Premier League club until June 2021.
Silva has spent the last eight years with PSG, making over 300 appearances in all competitions, winning seven Ligue 1 titles in the process during a hugely successful spell.
Gimenez talks up Chelsea
Chelsea transfer target Jose Gimenez has sent Chelsea fans wild by declaring his “love” for the London club and talking up Frank Lampard.
He told ESPN: “I would have liked to play with Lampard. I always used to watch Chelsea as a kid, loved them.”
The Blues have reportedly scouted the Atletico Madrid defender as Lampard plots an overhaul to his defence this summer.
Kai Havertz forcing Chelsea move
Kai Havertz has again asked Bayer Leverkusen for a move to Chelsea, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Havertz met with the Leverkusen hierarchy after the Bundesliga season was completed and pushed for a transfer to the Premier League, but there has since been little progress.
The clubs are at odds over Havertz’s £90million valuation, with the Blues reluctant to pay more than £70million. They remain in talks and Chelsea plan to use add-ons as part of the deal.
The ball is now in Chelsea’s court ahead of key period in this saga.
The Blues and Bayer Leverkusen are haggling over the fee, with Blues director Marina Granovskaia has supposedly been locked in negotiations.
Leverkusen are unwilling to budge on their £90million valuation but Chelsea remain the front-runners. The 10 days ahead are said to be pivotal with both clubs keen to get a deal done before pre-season.
Chelsea transfer fund could receive boost as Leeds register interest in Michy Batshuayi
Chelsea have been handed a boost in their efforts to sell striker Michy Batshuayi after newly-promoted Leeds United registered an interest.
Frank Lampard has made it clear that the Belgian does not figure in his plans to take the club forward, especially after the signing of Timo Werner and the contract extension handed to Oliver Giroud.
Batshuayi, who is out of contract in west London next summer, scored 10 goals in 29 appearances under Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa during their time together at Marseille.
Having already spent more than £80million on new arrivals, and with deals for Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell still being pursued, the Blues are keen to offload some fringe players and clear Batshuayi’s £100,000-a-week wages off their books.
Willian undergoes Arsenal medical ahead of his proposed summer switch to the red side
Willian has reportedly completed his medical with Arsenal ahead of his proposed summer switch to the red side of London.
The former Chelsea man confirmed on Sunday that he would be departing Stamford Bridge after a seven-year spell at the club, where he amassed 63 goals from 339 appearances across all competitions.
Willian has since been heavily linked with a move across the capital to Arsenal, and the Brazilian’s move to the Emirates appears to be inching closer ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
According to the Evening Standard, Willian has now undergone his medical with the Gunners and is poised to put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Arsenal.
The signing of Willian would be Mikel Arteta’s first acquisition of the summer, with the Spaniard supposedly keen to undertake a significant overhaul of his squad before his first full season in the Emirates dugout.
Willian’s move to Arsenal will supposedly be completed by the end of the week.
Chelsea to finalize Kai Havertz’s deal as Bayer Leverkusen defeat ‘opens door for further negotiation’
Kai Havertz could soon be on his way to Chelsea after Bayer Leverkusen were knocked out of the Europa League, according to a report.
Havertz bagged his 18th goal of the season against Inter Milan on Monday, but the 21-year-old’s strike was not enough to prevent Leverkusen from bowing out of the Europa League at the quarter-final stage, with earlier goals from Nicolo Barella and Romelu Lukaku proving the difference on the night.
Previous reports had suggested that Havertz would not complete his proposed move to Chelsea until Leverkusen’s campaign drew to a close, and it appears that the protracted transfer saga surrounding the attacker could now reach a conclusion sooner rather than later.
Indeed, the Evening Standard claims that Havertz may have played his final game in a Leverkusen shirt following their elimination from the Europa League.
The report claims that Havertz is desperate to join Chelsea and personal terms should not pose a problem, but Chelsea are yet to agree a fee with Leverkusen for the highly-rated attacker.
The Blues are said to be hopeful of striking a deal for £70m despite Leverkusen’s £90m valuation of Havertz, who has notched up 45 goals in 149 appearances across all competitions for the German outfit.
Chelsea and Barcelona set to battle for Ajax left-back, Nicolas Tagliafico
Chelsea will reportedly have to fend off interest from Barcelona to secure the signature of Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico.
With Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri both facing uncertain futures at Stamford Bridge, the Blues have been tipped to bring in a new left-back during the summer transfer window.
Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is said to be Frank Lampard’s primary target, while Chelsea are also rumoured to be keeping tabs on the future of Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon.
Tagliafico has been linked with a switch to the blue side of London in the past, and according to Sky Sports News, Chelsea are firmly interested in the Ajax defender.
The Blues have already acquired Hakim Ziyech from Ajax ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, but the report claims that Barcelona have also been keeping a close eye on Tagliafico as of late.
Fellow La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are also said to be monitoring the situation.
Chelsea News: Chelsea face another warning in pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz
Bayer Leverkusen director Rudi Voller has warned Chelsea that Kai Havertz will not be sold on the cheap and will remain at the club for at least another couple of weeks.
The Blues are believed to have made signing the Germany international their primary target, having already added Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to their attacking ranks.
Leverkusen value Havertz at £81.5m and Voller will not consider cashing in for anything less, even during a period of financial uncertainty for clubs.
The 60-year-old has also informed Chelsea that the in-demand attacker will see out the rest of Bayer’s Europa League campaign, which resumes on Thursday with a last-16 second leg against Rangers.
“It is set in stone. There is no new stance,” he told German outlet Kicker when asked if Leverkusen will consider selling Havertz early.
“There will also be no ‘corona bonus’. No matter who the player is.”
Kai Haverz is desperate to join Chelsea as soon as possible but Bayer Leverkusen has told their young forward that he is staying put for their Europa League campaign, reports Bild.
Talks continue between the Premier League and Bundesliga clubs, with a fee agreement expected to be reached in the region of €80-90m.
But Leverkusen’s decision means Havertz would not be free to move to England until the third week of August.
Chelsea’s domestic campaign concludes on Saturday when they take on London rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger convinced Kai Havertz to join Chelsea’
Kai Havertz’s Germany teammates Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger have reportedly convinced the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder to join Chelsea this summer.
The Blues have been given the green light to press ahead with plans to sign the 21-year-old after securing Champions League qualification on the final day of the season.
Chelsea have already brought in Werner and Hakim Ziyech this summer, and a third deal to sign Havertz is thought to be nearing its conclusion after the German international expressed his desire to leave Leverkusen last week.
football.london reports that his compatriots Werner and Rudiger have been encouraging him to move to Stamford Bridge, selling him on the club’s vision under manager Frank Lampard.
Havertz is now keen to push through a deal by as early as next week, although the two clubs must first agree a fee for the attacking midfielder.
Chelsea are also understood to be looking at a new goalkeeper, left-back and centre-back as they plan a big-spending summer despite the financial impact of coronavirus.
Chelsea News: Chelsea make contact with Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Chelsea have opened talks with Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen over a summer switch to Stamford Bridge, according to a report.
The Blues are on the lookout for a new number one due to doubts over Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was again dropped by Frank Lampard on the final day of the Premier League season.
Ter Stegen is widely considered to be Chelsea’s top choice to succeed Kepa, while Manchester United’s Dean Henderson and Andre Onana of Ajax are two other options.
Spanish outlet Cadena Ser claims that the West London outfit have taken the first step towards signing the 28-year-old by reaching out to his camp.
Chelsea’s rumoured approach comes in the same week that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu told Ter Stegen that he must accept a salary cut if he is to stay at Camp Nou.
Germany international Ter Stegen, who finished second to Alisson Becker in FIFA’s Best Goalkeeper award last year, is also supposedly a target for Bayern Munich.
Ben Chilwell to demand Chelsea move this week despite promising future in Leicester city
Ben Chilwell is set to tell Leicester this week he wants to quit for Chelsea, according to The Mirror.
Frank Lampard is determined to sign a new left-back this summer and has earmarked Chilwell as his top target for the position in his squad.
Although Chilwell is under contract until 2024, it is understood he sees his future at Stamford Bridge and will demand the move to Stamford bridge.
The Blues will have to fork out a significant fee for the England international, with the Foxes set to demand around £80million.
Atletico Madrid president insists Chelsea target Oblak is not available for sale
Chelsea target Jan Oblak is not for sale, insists Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo, who insists interest in “the best goalkeeper in the world” is not strange.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has described Jan Oblak as the “best goalkeeper in the world” and has told Chelsea to look elsewhere for a new number one.
The Blues are believed to have added Oblak to a two-man transfer wishlist, along with Ajax’s Andre Onana, as they seek a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea, who have already brought in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner ahead of next season, were said to have been confident about their chances of signing the Slovenia international.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with the 27-year-old of late, who would reportedly cost a record-breaking £109 million.
“I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and is the best goalkeeper in the world. It is not strange that he has offers from other great teams,” Cerezo told Marca.
“I say the same as always. Oblak has a contract, he is an Atletico player, period. We have many players, our squad is the club’s main asset. Oblak is a magnificent player and in his position, unquestionably, there is no one to beat him right now.
“For me, Oblak – and I speak as an amateur – is the best goalkeeper in the world. Regarding [Thibaut] Courtois, he is another great goalkeeper of those in the world and fortunately, both have played for us and with both we have been champions in many trophies.”
Chelsea ready to swoop with Henderson seeking Manchester united guarantees, offers £170k-a-week deal
Dean Henderson is looking for Guarantees regarding his future from Manchester United, according to the Mirror, who report Chelsea are ready to swoop if they don’t come.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to offer Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson a lucrative contract worth £170k a week to make the switch to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The shot-stopper enjoyed a stellar 2019-20 campaign on loan at Sheffield United – keeping 13 Premier League clean sheets – although Henderson’s long-term future at Old Trafford remains unclear
Current United number one David de Gea has come under increased scrutiny for his performances this term, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept faith in the Spaniard and Henderson will supposedly seek pastures new if he is not guaranteed regular game time for the Red Devils.
With Chelsea believed to be in the market for a new goalkeeper following Kepa Arrizabalaga’s troublesome campaign, the Mirror reports that Frank Lampard has identified Henderson as a priority target.
The report claims that the Blues could have to fork out £55m to secure the Englishman’s signature, and Chelsea would be willing to offer Henderson a weekly salary of £170k per week at Stamford Bridge – over four times what he currently earns at Man United.
The Red Devils are supposedly ready to hold talks with Henderson’s entourage within the next few days – where the two parties are expected to discuss improvements to Henderson’s current £35k-a-week deal.
Tottenham Hotspur have also been credited with an interest in Henderson, who is under contract at Old Trafford until 2022.
Chelsea make breakthrough over Willian contract talks
Chelsea have reportedly made an important breakthrough in their contract talks with winger Willian.
The 31-year-old is currently due to leave the club at the end of this month when his existing deal comes to an end, having failed to agree terms over an extension with the Blues.
Willian remains keen to stay at Stamford Bridge but has been holding out for a three-year contract, whereas Chelsea have only been willing to offer two years.
However, Sky Sports News claims that they have now been able to make progress in talks and that Chelsea are now confident of keeping the Brazilian attacker.
Willian had been linked with moves to the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur after revealing his preference to stay in London, while Barcelona, Manchester United and Inter Miami have also reportedly asked to be kept up to date with any developments.
The winger has scored 11 goals and created nine more in 47 appearances across all competitions this season.
Chelsea officially open Havertz talks with Bayer Leverkusen
Chelsea have opened talks with Bayer Leverkusen over the transfer of Kai Havertz.
As reported by Standard Sport on Monday Chelsea were expected to ramp up their pursuit of the Germany international following their qualification for the Champions Leauge.
And the Guardian report that talks have now begun between the clubs, with a deal expected to be agreed in the region of £70m.
Rodgers ‘relaxed’ over Chilwell future in Leicester city amidst Chelsea interest
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted he feels “relaxed” over Ben Chilwell’s future amid speculation linking him with Chelsea.
The 23-year-old is understood to be one of Frank Lampard’s top targets this summer as the Blues eye a summer spree and the Foxes’ missed out on Champions League qualification, perhaps weakening their position in negotiations.
But when asked about Chelsea and Man City’s interest, Rodgers says he is unmoved by their interest in the left-back.
“It is something I am quite relaxed on,” he said. “I am fortunate we have a talented group of players which I am sure will interest some.
“All we can offer is a wonderful environment to come and play , develop , work in and improve as a player. We will see where it goes from there over the course of the off-season.”
Chelsea pick victory over wolves to retain fourth position, qualify for Champions league
Mason Mount sent Chelsea into next season’s Champions League with a sumptuous free-kick and an assist for Olivier Giroud in the Blues’ 2-0 Premier League win over Wolves.
Mount’s inch-perfect dead-ball strike put Chelsea ahead in first-half stoppage time, before the 21-year-old teed up Giroud for a fine finish less than three minutes later.
Those two goals sealed Chelsea a fourth-placed finish in Frank Lampard’s maiden campaign at the Stamford Bridge helm.
The 33-year-old Giroud became the oldest man to score in five consecutive Premier League starts, swiping that record from Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.
Wolves’ defeat meant the Molineux men failed to finish sixth, with Tottenham sneaking ahead of them instead with their draw at Crystal Palace.
England midfielder Mount proved his huge value to Lampard’s Chelsea yet again, toasting his 51st appearance of the season with a man-of-the-match turn.
Mount has become Chelsea’s first academy graduate to make more than 50 appearances in all competitions in his debut senior campaign at the club.
The versatile creative talent left his most important league contribution to last, however, as the west Londoners finally rubber-stamped Champions League qualification.
Back in November, Mount posted a social media video of his younger self scoring a free-kick in Chelsea academy training, and talking through his dead-ball style.
“I try to base my free-kick on Ronaldo, hit the ball by the valve, and it moves; that’s all you do, top corner,” said the fresh-faced Mount in that throwback clip.
That’s all Mount did with his free-kick against Wolves on Sunday. But even though the richly-talented midfielder has been making dead-eye dead ball finishes look easy all his life, his virtuoso performance here carries major repercussions for the Blues.
Timo Werner was on hand to watch his new team-mates seal that Champions League berth for next term, and the Germany striker will now be even more excited about what is in store after his £54million RB Leipzig switch.
Champions League qualification will doubtless boost Chelsea’s pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, and the further recruits that the Blues will certainly chase this summer.
Lampard’s bold move to drop Kepa Arrizabalaga for veteran Willy Caballero not only paid off as the Blues pulled off a clean sheet – but could also offer another sign of Chelsea’s intent to seek a new goalkeeper this summer.
Caballero performed adeptly as the Blues hit back from their 5-3 midweek humbling at Liverpool to shut out Wolves.
But at the age of 38 he is obviously not Chelsea’s long-term option, and Lampard is not hiding his dissatisfaction with Kepa’s form.
For the day itself Caballero fitted the bill however, and could now well retain his place for the FA Cup final against Arsenal.
At the death of a gritty first-half devoid of gilt-edged chances for either side, the Blues took control.
First Mount stepped up and whipped home a fine free-kick, then he played in Giroud for the Frenchman’s astute finish.
Not only did Giroud clip the ball away from Rui Patricio, the in-form hitman then hustled around Wolves skipper Conor Coady to angle home on the slide.
Chelsea welcome Timo Werner to stamford bridge
New Chelsea signing Timo Werner has landed in London as he prepares to begin life at Stamford Bridge… and Kai Havertz approves.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 26, 2020
Chelsea have this week been in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over their star man. Standard Sport understands the 21-year-old is keen to join Chelsea… and his latest Instagram activity appears to confirm that.
Werner posted a picture of him at a London airport, with Chelsea concluding their Premier League campaign at Stamford Bridge this afternoon, and Havertz ‘liked’ the image.
Lampard and sqad reaction as Chelsea made their way to champions league
Lampard believes finishing in the top four should help recruitment for next season, but for now he is focusing on Arsenal next Saturday.
Lampard says Giroud ‘has to take all of the credit’ for his performances since January. ‘He has always been big in the training ground and the dressing room, players love playing with him, so I’m delighted to have him’.
Lampard says Azpilicueta has set the standard this season, and leads by example every day. The boss then thanks the Chelsea support, who he wishes could have been here today to celebrate a good end to the league campaign.
The boss’s final word goes to Pedro, who Lampard confirms has played his last league game for Chelsea. The Spaniard was serenaded in the dressing room afterwards, and Lampard is grateful for his professionalism and quality throughout this season.
Pulisic tweeted “Super proud of my first season in the @premierleague Secured a top 4 finish to qualify for Champions League. Even though it wasn’t my day today, the guys pulled through”
Azpilicueta tweeted “Top 4 finish! 🙌🏾Blue heart That’s what we’ve been working for all season”
Mason Mount shows his excitement in his tweet “Top 4 secured, what a way to finish off the league! About time one of them went in”
Chelsea shows confident over Kai Havertz deal even if Champions League bid fails
Chelsea are reportedly confident of pulling off a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz this summer even if they are unable to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Blues are currently fourth in the Premier League table and know that a point against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon would guarantee themselves a spot in the top four.
A defeat against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side would open the door for Leicester City, though, with the Foxes taking on third-placed Manchester United at the King Power Stadium.
Previous reports had suggested that Frank Lampard’s side would have to secure Champions League football for next season in order to sign Havertz this summer.
However, according to the Daily Mail, the capital giants are confident of pulling off the deal even if they fail to book a spot in Europe’s leading competition for the 2020-21 campaign.
The newspaper claims that Chelsea are determined to make the Germany international their third attacking signing of the summer, having already completed moves for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Havertz has allegedly already agreed terms on a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea weighing up summer move for Manchester city’s John Stones
Chelsea are reportedly considering a summer approach for Manchester City centre-back John Stones.
The 26-year-old has only made 16 Premier League appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, having fallen down the pecking order at the club.
Stones is in the final two years of his contract at the Etihad Stadium, meanwhile, and there have been suggestions that he could leave the Citizens in search of pastures new.
According to Football Insider, Chelsea have identified the former Barnsley youngster as a potential signing during this summer’s transfer window.
The report claims that Frank Lampard’s side have internally discussed the possibility of signing Stones as they look to bring a new central defender to Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
Arsenal and Newcastle United have also been mentioned as potential suitors for a player who has won two Premier League titles, two EFL Cups and one FA Cup during his time in Manchester.
Juventus keep hope of signing Jorginho in bargain deal
Juventus are reportedly waiting to see whether Chelsea qualify for next season’s Champions League before launching an offer for Jorginho.
The Italy international has been strongly linked with a move to the Old Lady in recent months, with Chelsea thought to be open to the idea of selling him during this summer’s transfer window.
According to Tuttosport, Juve are interested in the 28-year-old but will wait to see whether the Blues quality for the 2020-21 Champions League before making an official bid.
The report claims that Juve are of the opinion that it will be ‘easier’ to sign the midfielder if Frank Lampard’s side miss out on Europe’s premier competition, meaning that he could be available in a ‘bargain’ deal.
Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League table, one point clear of fifth-placed Leicester City ahead of the final round of top-flight fixtures on Sunday afternoon.
The London giants know that a draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers would be enough to make the top four, but a defeat would open the door for Leicester, who welcome third-placed Manchester United.
Arsenal confident of Willian deal despite despite rivalry from Manchester United
Premier League outfit Arsenal are optimistic of completing a deal to sign Willian, according to ESPN Brazil.
The Chelsea man is open to staying at Stamford Bridge but only if the club agree to hand him a new three-year deal.
Manchester United are also monitoring developments at Chelsea, but the Gunners believe they are leading the race with Willian happy and settled in London.
Chelsea have tried to tempt the Brazil international to stay with the offer of a two-year extension but he is looking for a longer deal.
Chelsea to complete and announce Kai Havertz deal soon
Kai Havertz wants to join Chelsea – and according to Leroy Sane, the Bayer Leverkusen star may already be on his way to Stamford Bridge.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Sane told reporters: “It’s good for Chelsea, that they signed two German top talents with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz this summer.”
Havertz returns to Leverkusen training but still pushing for Chelsea move
Kai Havertz joined his Bayer Leverkusen team-mates as they returned to training in preparation of the Europa League’s return next month, report Sky Sports.
The midfielder remains keen to join Chelsea, however, having told the Gerrman club he wants to leave this summer.
While Havertz was reportedly one of the first players to emerge onto the training pitch, Leverkusen are reportedly willing to sell with just two years remaining on the 21-year-old’s contract.
Leverkusen expect Havertz to play against Rangers in two weeks’ time, however.
Reports elsewhere claim that Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with the Germany international.
Chelsea in hunt for Atletico Madrid defender Gimenez
Chelsea are monitoring Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, according to The Telegraph.
Frank Lampard has already made additions further up the field this summer and will turn his attention to the defence once Kai Havertz is over the line.
It comes after Jamie Carragher warned: “You see a lot of centre halves at Chelsea without seeing one really outstanding one, those are the areas that if they are going to challenge Liverpool and Man City they’ll have to rectify in the summer.
“They are the worst team in the league defending corners. This is a massive problem for Chelsea.”