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New Chelsea signing Kai Havertz has said the chance to learn from head coach Frank Lampard was a major factor in his decision

Havertz is easily regarded as one of the finest talents in the game right now and the signing that Frank Lampard wanted most, having seen the German net an impressive 36 goals in the last two seasons for Leverkusen

But now that the deal has been done and he is officially our player, The 21-year-old goalscoring midfielder revealed that working under Lampard was a major draw for him.

“Of course he had a big impact on my decision because I loved him as a player and watched him very often, and I think I can learn from him now he is a manager as well,” Havertz told Chelsea’s website of Lampard.

“I think he is a very humble person and a great guy and I can’t wait to play with him and learn from him.

“He was very offensive like me and he loves to score goals, and I love to score goals as well so I think he will help me a lot in my position. Also maybe on the things that I can improve and I can’t wait to work with him.”

“I want to achieve as much as possible, I try to do my best and of course it is a very big step,” Havertz added

“For me it is a new country, a new culture and it is difficult maybe in the first two or three weeks, but then I think I just want to play football and have fun with the boys.

“Of course I want to have big success and we want to win titles here. Chelsea is always a big club and they want to win titles and I try to do my best so we can achieve these things.”

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed Kalidou Koulibaly will leave for the right price this summer, with Chelsea linked

Koulibaly has firmly established himself as one of the very best centre-backs over in Italy over the past few seasons and his performances have led to rumours that he is coming to the Premier League

Now we have once again been handed a massive boost as De Laurentiis has confirmed Kalidou Koulibaly will leave for the right price this summer, with reports suggesting that he would now take £60 million for the powerhouse.

De Laurentiis told Canale 21: “Koulibaly and [Napoli striker Arkadiusz] Milik are both on their way out, transfer market permitting.

“So, if the transfer market allows us to sell these two excellent players, we will know how to replace them.

“If not, then we’ll discuss it again next year.”

Look, we have just signed the brilliant Thiago Silva, that could be the best signing for the club this summer, But Koulibaly is a player that is regarded as one of the very best in the business right now.

He would be at the club for the next four or five seasons and honestly, would make us much more solid than he have been.

Chelsea are reportedly locked in talks with Rennes over goalkeeper Edouard Mendy this summer.

Frank Lampard has been keen to add competition to the goalkeeper’s position amid Kepa’s underwhelming form, and has been eyeing up a number of deals this transfer window, and that has led to all sorts of speculation in the media about the type of stopper that he would look to bring.

That has led the club to Rennes star and Senegal international Mendy, 28, who has been watched by  coaches for some time now and has already seen two offers arrive from the Premier League outfit over the last few weeks.

Now reports on the TalkSport website has claimed that we are now locked in talks to try and sign the stopper this season, and the the club hope to land Mendy for around £18m, although Rennes are said to be seeking over £30million for the Senegal international.

The report adds Petr Cech, technical director, has strong links to Rennes having played for the French club earlier in his career and is heavily involved in talks to try and thrash out an agreement.

Marina Granovskaia has opened up and revealed just why Chelsea completed a deal to sign Kai Havertz.

After months and months AND MONTHS of frustration and speculation, we have finally managed to secure a transfer deal for the young man after he left the camp in Germany to complete his move this week.

Reports have suggested that Havertz has signed a deal with Chelsea that will give him a whopping £190,000-a-week for the next five years, with the club hoping that he adds the goals that he is renowned for over in Germany.

And after getting the deal over the line, Granovskaia has opened up and revealed that Havertz is one of the very best players for his age and that the club had to make sure he was signed by the club

The director Marina Granovskaia told the club website: “Kai is one of the best players of his age in world football, so we are very happy that his future lies at Chelsea. He has proven pedigree in one of the best leagues in Europe, he plays for the German national side and he is an exciting, dynamic talent.

“We are delighted to be able to add his versatility and quality to the squad before the season begins.”

Look, at the end of the day Havertz is a brilliant player and the fact that he has agreed a move here shows that we are looking to win big titles this season, he is a great signing for the club

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