Huge Chelsea transfer boost in Kai Havertz pursuit as Leverkusen U-turn over Europa League

However, he won’t be the only headline arrival at Stamford Bridge this summer with deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner already secured while manager Frank Lampard is keen to add a left-back and centre-back to his squad.

Ben Chilwell is considered the next priority after Havertz but Leicester could demand as much as £80m for the England left-back.

Nicolas Tagliafico, Alex Telles and Robin Gosens are therefore more affordable options while Chelsea have their eye on West Ham ace Declan Rice as a long-term solution to their defensive issues.

Meanwhile, Kepa Arrizabalaga looks destined for the exit after being dropped against Wolves so Lampard will also need to sign a new goalkeeper before the start of next season.

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