Chelsea have enjoyed a fair season, following their successful qualification for Champions League next season. The team finished the league at fourth position behind Manchester United.
The season is now over, and the team’s attention will now be focused on the summer transfer market. The team has already signed Timo Warner and Hakim Ziyech, to boost their attacking option ahead of next season.
Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is keen on bolstering his squad before next season gets underway. Many players were linked to Chelsea this summer but only a few deals were concluded, a typical example is the Kai Hervertz transfer saga, the deal is yet to be completed.
Frank Lampard has expressed his admiration for Kai Hervertz, and also the player is keen on moving from German to Premier league before the transfer window closes.
Below are the biggest Chelsea transfer news and updates:
1. Hammers set Rice fee
Chelsea are in dire need of squad bolstering ahead of next season, Frank Lampard is Keen on adding new players capable of helping the team. WestHam has told Chelsea they have to pay £80million if they want to get Declan Rice from them, according to The Times. The 21-year-old spent seven years at Chelsea during his youthful career, and is said to be a priority target for the blues. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on reuniting with Declan Rice at Chelsea.
However, the Hammers are not willing to let their jewel leave without a fight, and have reportedly rejected Chelsea’s proposal on using swap deal to get Rice. WestHam needs nothing apart from the fee, and reportedly not willing to negotiate.
Source: Mirror Uk
2. Havertz can leave with ‘certain conditions’
Chelsea have made Kai Hervertz one of their priority target this summer, but the negotiation for the player is still on, with the two clubs looking for a possible ways to wrapp up the deal. Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has said star player Kai Havertz will only be allowed to leave under “certain conditions” amid links to Chelsea.
The German International has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, even though Bayern Leverkusen are standing firm on their £90m valuation for the player, and are not willing to lower that price tag for Chelsea.
Leverkusen’s sporting director has said that no decision has been made yet and that Kai Hervertz can only leave under certain conditions. He further added that the player and the team have already agreed on such conditions.