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Chelsea Start Negotiations for £90 million Midfielder – Reports

Chelsea have begun negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen over the transfer of sought-after midfielder Kai Havertz. After signing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech so far in the summer, Frank Lampard is switching his attention towards bolstering the midfield – especially with Jorginho potentially heading back to Italy.

Even though Havertz is on the wish list of many clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United, it appears that the blues have a significant advantage due to the transfer fees collected during the last two windows. Lampard reportedly started with a war chest of £200 million – largely received from the sale of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata – and around 50% still remains.

Even though the weekend win over Aston Villa once again exposed the frailties in the centre back position, Chelsea are more intent on adding to the midfield. The blues have not been scared off by the £90 million pricetag on Havertz. In fact, encouraging signs from Leverkusen and the player have led to the start of negotiations, according to the Express.

A few weeks ago, Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfe claimed that the player would be open to a move – especially to the Premier League. He said:

“We don’t know yet what will happen to Kai. We know that all the greats from Germany and Europe are after him and that he has the ability to play anywhere.

“He is a fantastic player and, for many years, Bayern has always been behind the young talents of Germany.”

Havertz is a remarkable talent and his best years are clearly ahead of him. The 21-year-old has come up with 12 goals and six assists so far this season.

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