Chelsea look set to continue their summer spree of German talent.
The Daily Mail reports that wonderkid Kai Havertz is the next name on their list of targets.
The paper claims that The Blues will go “all out” for the Bayer Leverkusen star.
They say that he will cost upwards of £75 million.
Chelsea are set for one of their biggest splurges in years when the transfer window opens.
They have also confirmed the £38m signing of Ajax attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech.
The Londoners look set to sign a left-back too, as the club look to gain ground on rivals.
Most clubs will not be able to sign big this year due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Chelsea were struck with a transfer ban which disabled them from making any signings last summer. This means that they have funds left over.
Owner Roman Abramovich sees this year as the perfect opportunity to catch up to Liverpool and Manchester City.
Havertz transfer war
Kai Havertz is one of the most coveted signings in world football.
The 20-year-old has been linked to every superpower in Europe.
And for good reason.
The versatile attacker has scored five goals in four games since the Bundesliga returned to action.
This brings his tally to 11 goals and five assists in 26 league games this season. He also has three goals and two assists in the Europa League this campaign.
He is a key part of Peter Bosz’s all-out-attacking side that is challenging for a Champions League spot next season.
The 6-foot-2-inches tall Havertz has been a first-teamer there since he was 17. He already has seven Germany caps.
He is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most exciting talents and he turns 21 in the coming days.
A home at Stamford Bridge?
A move for Havertz would undoubtedly be a smart one for Frank Lampard.
Versatility is clearly something Chelsea’s transfer team have looked out for. Havertz, Werner and Ziyech are all capable of playing numerous roles.
Havertz is naturally a number 10 but has played centre-forward to fantastic effect in recent times.
This could be where he continues to play, and he resembles a mix between Roberto Firmino and Robert Lewandowski when playing here.
However, he has also played as a number 8 and as a right-winger.
When playing as a number 8 last term, he looked very similar to potential new boss Frank Lampard.
He finished the campaign with 17 goals.
He times his runs into the box expertly and is an excellent striker of the ball.
It would be very interesting to see what Lampard could do with such a versatile player with the natural talents that Kai Havertz possesses.