Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz should seal a summer transfer switch to Chelsea, amid reports that the Blues are desperate to land his signature.
The 21-year-old, who has been in fine form since the Bundesliga made its return last month, scoring five goals in four matches, is being tracked by a whole host of clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and German giants Bayern Munich.
Chelsea are believed to be big admirers of the attacking-midfielder, as head coach Frank Lampard looks to significantly bolster his squad in an attempt to turn his side into genuine Premier League title contenders once again.
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The Blues, who will resume their Premier League campaign with a trip to Villa Park to face Aston Villa a-week-on-Sunday, have already secured a deal to sign Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech and football.london understands they are closing in on the signing of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
Whilst the Blues are yet to make an official approach for the Germany international, former Liverpool star Hamann believes Havertz, who would have been hoping to represent Germany at the European Championships over the next month had they not been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, would be wise to seal a move to Stamford Bridge and refrain from joining Manchester United, who, like Chelsea, also have grand ambitions to get themselves back in the mix in the race for the Premier League title.
“When a player like Kai Havertz changes clubs and signs somewhere for five years, the long-term perspective is more important,” he told Sky Sports Germany.
“Perspective is important for a player, but Manchester [United] has been bobbing in a vacuum for years.
“On the other hand, if I look at Chelsea, they have a coach with Frank…