Chelsea news: Chelsea steps up Kai Havertz deal, ready to offload Kurt Zouma to PSG

Chelsea news: Chelsea steps up Kai Havertz deal, ready to offload Kurt Zouma to PSG

Chelsea step up Kai Havertz pursuit

Chelsea are reportedly ready to up their efforts to secure a deal for Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.

Since the turn of the year, it has been suggested that the 21-year-old could make the switch to a bigger European club during the next transfer window.

Despite interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich, Chelsea are currently regarded as the favourites to get a deal over the line.

According to The Telegraph, club officials will look to make progress in discussions with their Leverkusen counterparts after this weekend’s German Cup final.

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The report suggests that Chelsea are prepared to battle it out with Bayern in the race for a player who is valued in the region of £90m.

Havertz has contributed 12 goals and six assists from 30 outings in the Bundesliga this season.

Chelsea set sell Kurt Zouma to PSG

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma during this summer’s transfer window.

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The 25-year-old has made 34 appearances for the Blues during the 2019-20 campaign, although he has only featured in one of his club’s last six Premier League matches.

Zouma has not played a minute of league football since the restart last month, meanwhile, and appears to be down the pecking order under current head coach Frank Lampard.

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According to TF1, the Frenchman has been offered to PSG ‘over the past few days’, and the Ligue 1 club’s head coach Thomas Tuchel is said to ‘appreciate’ the defender.

The also report claims that Zouma, who has previously been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, could be available for around €30m (£27.1m) during this summer’s transfer window.

PSG are set to lose veteran centre-back Thiago Silva on a free transfer ahead of next season.

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