Lampard has spoken to Mertens, Chelsea told target ‘will be good signing’, Pulisic sent some Chelsea advice ahead of Coutinho arrival?

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Lampard has spoken to Mertens, Chelsea fc told Havertz just like Ballack, Chelsea star Pulisic sent some advice in news roundup…

Chelsea fc winger Christian Pulisic must knuckle down and focus on proving his ability to head coach Frank Lampard if we sign Philippe Coutinho in the summer window.

Now we all know that Barcelona are keen to offload Coutinho at the end of the season, having shipped him to Barcelona for two years, and we also know that we are leading the chase for the Brazilian.

Why are they leading the chase you asks? that is because Willian is set to depart the club after failing to agree a new contract, while Pedro is also set to pack his bags and finish his days at the top level back in his home country.

However, the arrival of Coutinho in the summer may actually mean that Pulisic, regarded as one of the finest talents in Europe right now, may struggle for the game time that many believe he should be given.

And ahead of a possible summer arrival of Coutinho, Braig Burley has offered the American a bit of advice: “The American public should stop worrying or American soccer fans should stop worrying about whoever’s going to sign for Chelsea,” Burley told ESPN.

“Because either Christian Pulisic, like every other player, is going to be good enough to hold down a place in the team no matter who they sign, or he’s not. It’s as simple as that really.

“It’s part and parcel of the job and I don’t think the young man will be worried about who Chelsea are going to be bringing in.

“I think he will be purely focused on, whenever the season restarts or when the next season starts, of showing Frank Lampard on a consistent basis the glimpses of what we saw in the last six months or so, which were pretty good.”

Dietmar Hamann has compared Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz to Germany legend Michael Ballack.

Frank Lampard may have one of the most exciting and creative sides in the Premier League right now, but he will need to spend some money in the next couple of windows to improve the side in certain areas, especially with the likes of Willian and Pedro seemingly on their way out of the club.

And according to reports on the ATHLETIC, we are now interested in trying to acquire the services of Havertz, who is easily regarded as one of the finest talents in the game and tipped to be one of the very best players around.

Havertz has become one of the most sought after players in the game, as he has scored 20 goals and provided four assists in all competition this season, meaning that this will be his most productive campaign to date.

Now, amid the transfer speculation, Hamann thinks the ‘exceptional’ 20-year-old would be a great signing for any club, and has compared him to the brilliant Ballack.

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“The one player who stands out for me is Kai Havertz from Leverkusen’ Hamann told Sky Sports. “He’s an exceptional player, he reminds me of a young Michael Ballack.

“He’s got that air of arrogance in a good way about him. He’s two-footed, he’s tall, he’s good in the air, he’s very versatile. He can play across the front, he can play any position. I think he’s the best player we’ve got in Germany at the moment.

“There’s talk about Timo Werner going to England, obviously he’s a different player, but Havertz is the one I’d be looking at.”

Gianluca Di Marzio has opened up and claimed that Chelsea FC have spoken to Dries Mertens about a possible summer deal.

Chelsea were able to delve into their transfer kitty this transfer window after getting their transfer ban overturned just a few months ago.

But despite all the talk, and despite all the speculation surrounding possible new signings, Frank Lampard has been unable to complete the transfer deals that he would have liked and will now have to wait until the summer to get his transfer deals done.

And that has led to speculation in the media suggesting that a new striker will be a priority for the Blues boss, as he needs to add a top-class forward to help Tammy Abraham out with the goals, with Mertens constantly linked with a free move to Stamford Bridge.

Now in a Q&A with Sky Sports, @_harrisonV Aasked: “What is happening with Dries Mertens and Chelsea? and Di Marzio responded…

“Chelsea have wanted Dries Mertens since January.

“In January, they offered €10m despite his contract ending in June. But Napoli said no because they wanted him to break the club’s record of goals.

Di Marzio added: “Now his contract is ending and, in this moment, he is not renewing with Napoli. The deal with Napoli is in a difficult way and I know Chelsea want him again.

“They are talking to his representatives, Frank Lampard has spoken to the player and they are pushing forward to convince Mertens to accept their offer.”

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