Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ready to make three signings after Kai Havertz development

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is ready to make another three signings this summer. The Blues have wrapped up their transfer business early this year. Lampard has already signed Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech, while the Blues have also agreed a deal to bring RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner to west London.

And according to the Guardian, Lampard is eyeing another three signings as the Blues eye a Premier League title charge next season.

Chelsea boss Lampard could sign Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen.

Chilwell is Lampard’s top target to slot in at left-back.

The Blues boss has concerns over Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri – and England international Chilwell could be Chelsea’s starting left-back for years to come.

Chilwell’s England team-mate Rice has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

The 21-year-old can play at centre-back or as a defensive midfielder.

Rice’s versatility is appealing to Lampard, who is considering a summer bid.

Finally, is Bayer Leverkusen’s Havertz.

The Germany international would be Chelsea’s most expensive summer signing if the playmaker heads to Stamford Bridge.

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The Blues could be forced to pay around £75m for the 21-year-old.

The Guardian add that Havertz finds a move to Chelsea appealing ahead of the summer transfer window opening.

Chelsea are fighting to finish in the top four this season, with the Blues battling alongside Manchester United and Leicester.

When asked if United are Chelsea’s biggest threat, Lampard said: “From behind? Yeah, they are closest, they are a very strong team, they are in great form for a long period of time.

“They’ve got really good players, really good individual players.

“You’ve seen the momentum they’ve gained at this part of the season, individuals across their front three are all scoring lots of goals. They are the biggest threat from behind.

“But as I’ve said before, this is the Premier League and it looks that way today, it’s how us as a team finishes the season game by game.

I’d like to think they [Chelsea players] are not ignoring what is happening around them. Football has never be on TV more than it has at this time.

“I expect them to buy into that and want to see what results are happening around us. I think that’s pretty much human nature. On a sporting level I think that means you care and want to see what’s happening.

“And then there has to be a slight switch off and a flip to the fact you focus on yourselves. We can’t control the other games, we’re interested in them but we can certainly control what we do.

“It can fire you up a little bit, seeing what’s happening around you. But the position we’re in means a lot is in our own hands and that’s the main thing.

“When we train, when we prepare, when we play, we focus absolutely on putting out the best performance.”

 

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