Havertz deal to be soon, Abraham message sent, Barnes sends Havertz message, Kepa message sent in icchelseanews roundup.
Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen “pretty soon”, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
Weare determined to make the Germany international their third signing of the summer transfer window after completing deals to bring in Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner to add some more goals to the attack.
There has been alot of rumours that Havertz has already agreed a move to Stamford Bridge, has even agreed personal terms on a £140,000-a-week contract, but that has not been made official by the clubs just yet.
But Solhekol has now come out and claimed that we are set to complete a deal for Havertz very soon, and the finer details are just being worked out by the two clubs before an official announcement can be made.
“Well, I think this deal is definitely looking like it’s going to happen pretty soon,” Solhekol told the Premier League Review.
“The state of play is that Chelsea want to sign him, he wants to move to Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen will sell him this summer simply because he’s got two years left on his contract and he’s not going to be signing a new deal so this is the time they’re going to get the biggest transfer fee for him.
“Bayer Leverkusen want €100m which is about £90m. I don’t think Chelsea are going to stretch as far as that, we think they’re going to do a deal probably for something like £70m but everything is pointing to the fact this deal is going to be done pretty soon.”
John Barnes believes Frank Lampard will live to regret it if Chelsea do not sign Kai Havertz this summer.
Havertz has been talked about alot over the past few months, with reports suggesting that he has been the top transfer target for Frank Lampard ever since he completed a deal for Timo Werner.
And Liverpool and England winger Barnes has endorsed our move for Havertz and says he will end up at Barcelona or Real Madrid if the Blues fail to secure his signature: ‘Everyone has their opinions on what type of players Chelsea need, Kai Havertz is more of an attacking player,’ Barnes told BonusCodeBets
‘However, in football, if you have an opportunity to sign a top player that you think would help you, then you should take it.
‘Chelsea could ignore Havertz and focus on a defender but not end up with one. ‘Especially when you get an opportunity to sign an exceptionally good, 21-year-old player and feel that is a player you need.
‘From the outside it may look like Havertz is not what Chelsea need, but he is a good young German player, who has the right attitude, good commitment and who plays a similar kind of football to that of what we play in England.
‘In a year or two Real Madrid, Barcelona or another one of the top teams will want him; so it would be good for Chelsea to get there first.
‘If it does not work out for him in London, it’s still a good investment for them.’
Jamie Carragher claims Chelsea will not be able to challenge for the Premier League title with Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal.
There has been alot said about the signings that we have made already, and there has been alot said about the possible signings that Frank Lampard intends on making, but there has also been alot said about the future of kepa.
Kepa is the most expensive stopper in history after we took a real risk and acquired his services, but despite not doing much wrong, Lampard simply does not trust the Spaniard and is keen to bring in a new goalkeeper when the transfer window opens up next week.
But amid all the speculation, Carragher has opened up and claimed that we will not be able to challenge for that Premier League title with Kepa between the sticks, and suggests that they should change their stopper.
He told Sky Sports: “Chelsea won’t go no further unless they change their goalkeeper.
“I still think Chelsea need a defender, you see how many goals they’ve conceded. I think a lot of that is down to the goalkeeper being totally honest.
“They are the worst team in the league defending corners. This is a massive problem for Chelsea.
“Yes, Werner is coming in and the lad from Ajax, there is talk of Havertz as well. It sounds great and it gets supporters excited but it means nothing if you don’t sort out that back three and certainly that goalkeeper.”
Tammy Abraham will have a role to play for Chelsea next season despite the arrival of Timo Werner at Stamford Bridge, says Mark Schwarzer.
Webeat off a whole host of clubs during the season and managed to secure a transfer deal for one of the hottest strikers on the planet right now, but questions have been asked of whether Abraham will stick around with minutes hard to come by, as Werner has been brought in to be the club number on striker.
But despite the reports that Abraham will have issues with the arrival of Werner, Schwarzer feels the home-grown star will have an important part to play in a deeper squad.
The former Blues goalkeeper told Stadium Astro: “Seventeen goals he’s scored now, he scored again [versus Liverpool], I know he had a great first half of the season and he’s dropped off a little bit but I kind of expected that with the younger players. I don’t think Mason Mount’s playing at the same level he was earlier in the season, he just doesn’t have that same spark.
“Going forward Chelsea have always had an abundance of top talent and I think having that striker that scores you an abundance of goals, you can argue 17 goals for Abraham is a phenomenal return.
“I think that’s a very good return. In terms of Timo Werner coming in, he can play through the middle or also as one of the wider players, interchanging between positions.
“I think you’ll find Werner likes to sometimes drift out towards the left side a little bit and cut in.
“I think the number of games they’re going to have, the rotation they’ll be implementing, I think they do need quality and strength in depth.
“Chelsea have always been looking to improve, to bring in big-name players and they’re going for young and up-and-coming players but ones who have performed at the highest level already and done very well.
“It’s exciting times for Chelsea. Let’s not forget Chelsea are going to lose Pedro, they’re probably going to lose Willian. You’ve got Ziyech coming in, whether it’s Kai Havertz coming in, Werner, they’re going to need extra bodies to replace them.
“Chelsea have already been proactive and have started to already bring in those replacements.”