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.