Chelsea to use Tomori as a makeweight in a deal to sign West Ham Utd key man
Chelsea are reportedly prepared to part ways with academy graduate defender Fikayo Tomori on loan as they look to strike a deal for West Ham United’s key man Decal Rice.
The West London club have already been heavily active in the transfer market and are prepared to welcome Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to Stamford Bridge ahead of the next season.
Frank Lampard is supposedly keen to shore up his backline this summer transfer window, with English midfielder mentioned as a potential signing alongside with another Englishman, Ben Chilwell.
According to The Athletic, Frank Lampard’s side are open to allowing Tomori to join the London rival on a temporary deal, however, the West London club are reluctant to let the 22-year-old depart from the club permanently following his breakthrough campaign.
However, West Ham would reportedly demand a fee in excess of £70m for Rice, who still has four years on his current deal to expire at the London Stadium.
Should Rice make the move across the capital to join the West London club, the England international would allegedly be used as a centre-back by Frank Lampard despite playing as a defensive midfielder at West Ham United.
Chelsea step up £70m chase for 16-goals German midfielder
Chelsea have reportedly stepped up their interest to wrap up a deal for in-demand German midfielder Kai Havertz following the conclusion of Bayer Leverkusen’s season.
The Germany international has scored a late consolation penalty in Leverkusen’s 4-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in Saturday’s DFB-Pokal final.
Havertz is believed to have been identified by Frank Lampard as the missing piece to the puzzle, with the Blues have already managed to secure services of Morocco international winger, Hakim Ziyech and German forward Timo Werner ahead of next campaign.
According to the Evening Standard, the West London club do not want to waste any time in snapping up the 21-year-old midfielder now that his season officially ends.
Chelsea are believed to be ready to pay around £70m for Kai Havertz, who ended 2019-20 with 25 assists and goals in all competitions.
The same report claims that West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice could be next on Frank Lampard’s wishlist once they finalise the signing of Havertz.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly made contact with German champions, Bayern Munich to discuss a potential move for David Alaba when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.
The West London club are expected to be in the market for a new left-back this summer, with both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri and potentially departing from Stamford Bridge after the end of the 2019-20 season and Alaba seems to be the perfect fit for Lampard’s squad.
Chelsea on alert: Bayern Munich ready to sell 27-year-old defender
German giants Bayern Munich are reportedly prepared to allow David Alaba to make the final decision about his future following interest from Premier League giants Liverpool and Chelsea.
While Alaba is regarded as a vital player at the Allianz Arena, the versatile full-back has just 12 months left on his contract and he is yet to extend his stay at the club.
That has led to rumoured regarding the Austria international’s next move as Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid contemplate approaches during the summer transfer window.
According to The Mirror, the Bavarians are happy for the 28-year-old to depart from the club in the summer, providing that they receive a suitable fee.
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has previously acknowledged that the German champions do not want to lose David Alaba on a free transfer.
Bayern are likely to consider offers in the region of £30m, the same they are looking for midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who also has one year left on his current deal.
The Merseyside Reds have one of the best defensive ends ahead of the next season and considering Andry Robertson stunning form it seems unlikely from the Reds to concentrate on signing Alaba this summer.