Here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.
Kai Havertz breakthrough
German football expert Christian Falk has insisted Chelsea are ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Kai Havertz.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid, but are facing strong competition from rivals at home as well as abroad.
However, despite the Red Devils trying new players their new £300million project to build a new squad, which has also been used to intrigue Jadon Sancho, Falk insists Havertz is still closer to a move to Chelsea.
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“I have heard from my sources that United’s management is ready to invest 300 million euros to build a new team,” Falk told UtdReport.
“Manchester United is an option for Kai Havertz, because his management have been told about the big plans of the new team.
“But, Chelsea are more concrete in the talks at the moment. Perhaps Chelsea are again faster than United, like in the case of Timo Werner.”
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann admits he faces a near-impossible task to replace Chelsea-bound Timo Werner.
The German striker looks set to complete a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, with the Blues expected to be able to confirm the deal soon.
Nagelsmann has said he’ll face a huge challenge to try and replace Werner – and has suggested he might even need more than one player to do it.
Julian Nagelsmann admits he faces a huge challenge to replace Timo Werner (Image: TF-Images/Getty Images)
“It’s not possible [to replace him], you can’t clone a player. If Timo Werner leaves us, the main thing would be to replace 34 goals a season,” Nagelsmann told Goal and DAZN.
“That would be the main task, which perhaps could not be solved by just one player.
“It is important that we get the…