Kai Havertz is set to become Chelsea’s sixth signing of the summer after passing a medical on Sunday but Frank Lampard does not want to stop his spending there as he reportedly wants at least another two new arrivals.
Chelsea have been negotiating with Bayer Leverkusen for many weeks and have finally agreed to pay the full £90million asking price.
The Blues did not want to spend such a substantial fee but put together a package in which they pay £72m up front and the rest in add-ons and instalments.
Havertz told Leverkusen he wanted to leave after they failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
And he easily agreed terms on a five-year contract which will make him one of Chelsea’s highest-paid players.
The Telegraph claims the versatile midfielder will link up with his new team-mates after Germany’s international fixtures against Spain and Switzerland.
Once that transfer goes through Chelsea’s spending this summer will shoot over the £200m mark.
Attackers Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech were the first to arrive at Stamford Bridge before defenders Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr were added to the squad.
Lampard wants to continue spending and the Telegraph adds that he is desperate to sign a new goalkeeper with a second bid for Rennes star Edouard Mendy being put together.
The French side rejected an opening £14m approach but they may find it hard to keep hold of the Senegal shot-stopper.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s turbulent form over the last two years has raised major questions over his long term future.
The Spaniard was dropped for the crucial season-ending matches as Lampard showed he was not afraid of making big calls.
It is unlikely Chelsea will be able to offload Arrizabalaga this summer because not many clubs can meet their asking price or the players salary.
Another player Lampard has told the board he needs to finish the squad overhaul is West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
The former Chelsea academy star is equally adept to playing centre-back which will help solve the west Londoners’ defensive issues.
At 21 years old the England international is also expected to have a bright future and could be one of the club’s leading players for many years to come.
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