Kai Havertz agrees five-year contract with Chelsea

Kai Havertz agrees five-year contract with Chelsea

Chelsea chairman Buck praised Lampard's impact, telling the PA that "in the round we think it was a very successful season." .

The Blues want to make Havertz their next acquisition after signing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, and are hoping to complete a £70m deal after Bayer finish their Europa League campaign, but Voller insists any deal will be on the German club's own terms.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says manager Frank Lampard has enjoyed a "very successful" first season in charge, backing the former Blues playing legend as a "positive force" for the club despite missing out on silverware.

Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich is believed to have eyed an opportunity in the post-coronavirus downturn, after Chelsea had a transfer ban lifted by Federation Internationale de Football Association at the end of a year ago. I think they're an upgrade on some of the players he's got.

Havertz is also keen on moving to Stamford Bridge and has now agreed to personal terms with the Blues.

Cech and director Marina Granovskaia work closely with Lampard on Chelsea's transfer strategy, and that has generated new-found synergy between the board and the footballing department.

However, their campaign ended in huge disappointment after falling to defeat in the FA Cup final against Arsenal before getting thrashed 7-1 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Frank Lampard has already splashed a combined total of £90million on Ziyech and Werner and would need to break Chelsea's transfer record to bring Havertz to London as he looks to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.

But Lampard can be boosted by the board's support, with Buck well aware of the former England midfielder's clout. He's Chelsea through and through and that continues to show through.

The newspaper cites a report from the Mirror that claims Chelsea are now eyeing a move for Tagliafico instead after being impressed by his performances for Ajax since he moved to Holland in 2018.

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