Chelsea ‘could have Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech for rest of Champions League’
Chelsea may be handed a boost before they square off against Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Blues suffered a 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, which makes them huge underdogs for the return fixture at the Allianz Arena.
However, should Frank Lampard’s team pull off a miraculous comeback, it appears that they may have two extra players at their disposal.
According to The Express, UEFA are scheduled to hold a meeting to discuss whether any new signings can feature in the mini-tournament version of the competition in August.
From the last eight onwards, each remaining side will compete in Lisbon, playing down to a final which will take place on August 23.
A change in the regulations would allow Chelsea to field Hakim Ziyech and potentially rumoured new signing Timo Werner.
Havertz to Chelsea at cut price
Chelsea are unwilling to meet Bayer Leverkusen’s £90million asking price for Kai Havertz but believe they can do a deal for around £70million if the Bundesliga club miss out on the Champions League, according to The Telegraph.
The Blues face competition from Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid for Havertz’s signature but sense they can win the race with main rivals Bayern reportedly set to pull out of the race.
Chelsea are happy to pay around £70million for Havertz and are optimistic a deal can be done, with their hopes of negotiating that down hinging on Leverkusen’s league campaign.
They currently sit fourth, but Monchengladbach are breathing down their necks just one point back in fifth.