Here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.
Havertz transfer boost
Chelsea’s chances of sealing a summer deal for Kai Havertz have improved.
The Blues have previously faced competition from Manchester United for the Bayer Leverkusen star, The Daily Star claim that the Red Devils have now turned their attention to Ajax star Donny van de Beek.
And United’s hopes of signing the Dutchman for a reported £44m fee have been boosted by Ajax coach Ronald De Boer amid interest from Real Madrid.
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“If you hear about these clubs, then your heart will start pounding harder,” he said.
“Maybe this train will never pass by anymore for him.
“If Real Madrid again decide not to report themselves at Donny, then I can understand it if he decides to go to Man United instead.”
Warning over £53m Werner deal
Another Germany international being heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
While football.london understands a £53m transfer is very much on course to be completed, Julian Nagelsmann says a deal is not guaranteed yet.
“The transfer is not fixed you, you have to emphasise that,” Nagelsmann told Sport1.
Julian Nagelsmann admits he faces a huge challenge to replace Timo Werner (Image: TF-Images/Getty Images)
“I’m a coach with a realistic view and dreams.
“I’m aware that one or another highly talented player will leave us. It’s up to us, then, to find new players who can follow in such big footsteps.”
Lampard selection headache
Frank Lampard has a selection dilemma on his hands ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League return against Aston Villa.
That’s thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour.
On Sunday the Blues hammered their fellow London rivals Queens Park Rangers 7-1…