Chelsea is in pole position to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz with a lot of rival clubs put off by the €100 million price tag being placed on him this summer.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on club finances across the European football landscape mean few clubs can match the resources at Stamford Bridge this summer & as such it has left them leading the race to sign the 21-year-old.
The German international has made it clear he wants to play champions league football & Frank Lampard’s side are yet to confirm their place in the competition for next season.
Bayer Leverkusen is ready to sell the midfielder to any club that meets the valuable but the Sporting director, Rudi Voller, is hopeful that he can keep his club’s prized asset for another season.
Havertz is happy to move to the Premier League & Chelsea currently has no competition from within England at this stage, with key rivals not having the finances to buy a player of his profile.
Chelsea is back in transfer business after two windows due to a ban on signing new players.
London have already secured the services of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech ahead of next season with both players costing £84 million ($105m).
However, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has reportedly told the club that he wants a new contract worth £130,000 per week.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Stamford since Frank Lampard took over the helms of coaching.
The young England striker has scored 15 goals in 39 appearances & has played as the manager’s number one Centre forward.
The club has started talks with Tammy Abraham over a new deal. But the player was waiting to see their summer business before deciding his future.
With Chelsea sealing a deal for Timo Werner who will provide competition for the Englishman next season. Werner is understood to have signed a contract worth £170,000 per week.
According to The Times. Abraham is using fellow academy graduate Callum Hudson Odoi as a yardstick for his own demands. With the winger currently earning £120,000 per week plus bonuses.
Chelsea is ready to release Fikayo Tomori on loan next season. Tomori could be allowed to leave Chelsea on loan in order to sign Declan Rice from West Ham. According to The Athletic.
Frank Lampard has turned his attention to strengthening his defense with Rice, his major target.
West Ham has placed a £70 million price tag for Rice. Tomori may even be sent the other way temporarily as part of the deal. Declan Rice might be returning to his former youth team player. Who was released at age 14 before joining the Hammers.