Chelsea news: Kai Havertz could join (Image: GETTY)
Chelsea are hoping to sign Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz this summer.
Chelsea will launch an official bid for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz in the coming days. The Blues are ready for a busy summer transfer window. Chelsea have already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, while RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has also agreed to join.
Frank Lampard is keen to make Bayer Leverkusen ace Havertz his third summer signing.
And according to Sky Sports, Chelsea will table an official bid for the Germany international, 21, in the coming days.
They say personal terms have already been agreed and the Blues are hoping to strike a deal which will see them pay around £73m for Havertz.
It’s claimed the German is keen to quit the Bundesliga to head to Stamford Bridge.
A lot has been made of Chelsea’s interest in Havertz, with Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher urging Lampard to strengthen defensively first.
“Chelsea won’t go any further unless they change their goalkeeper,” Carragher said.
“Going back to how important goalkeepers are, I look at this Chelsea team and there’s a lot I like about it, it does remind me in a lot of ways the position Jurgen Klopp was in a couple of years ago.
“He’s done as much as he can, yes Frank’s still in his early stages but those big signings can completely transform you as a team.
“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.”
Chelsea, who are battling to finish in the top four this season, have conceded more goals than any other side in the top half of the Premier League.
And Carragher says Chelsea won’t catch Liverpool or Manchester City if they don’t sort out their defence.
“You see a lot of centre halves at Chelsea without seeing one really outstanding one, those are the areas that if they are going to challenge Liverpool and Man City they’ll have to rectify in the summer,” he added.
“They are the worst team in the league defending corners. This is a massive problem for Chelsea.
“Yes [Timo] 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.”
Chelsea face Wolves on Sunday in the final day of the Premier League season.