Kai Havertz to Chelsea is almost a done deal.

The blue side of London, Chelsea are expected to pay an initial €80m plus €20m in add-ons for for the German international, Havertz. Frank Lampard is poised to add more quality to his attack after losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid last summer. Ziyech brings creativty after joining from Ajax, Werner scored 34 goals for RB Leipzig last season and Havertz would add a further layer of class.

Although there is some surprise at Chelsea targeting Havertz, Lampard often felt his team lacked cutting edge against negative opponents. Chelsea, who bought Ziyech for £37m and Werner for £47.5m, needed to widen their options in attack after relying on Hazard for so long. Pedro and Willian have left on frees, joining Roma and Arsenal respectively, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham remain inconsistent at the highest level and suffered injuries last season.

By David Quarshie

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