Five Chelsea players could suffer from Kai Havertz transfer

Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz is likely to be on the market this summer and Chelsea are one of the clubs interested in signing him.

The Blues have already swooped for Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, but it seems Frank Lampard is keen to add yet more attacking impetus to his team.

With Pedro leaving at the end of his contract and Willian likely to follow him out of the door, Chelsea have room for star recruits. But an incoming Havertz could mean other Blues players being at risk.

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So, which of them could have the most to lose if a deal to sign the 21-year-old is agreed? We have taken a look…

Mason Mount

The 21-year-old starred under Lampard during his season at Derby before impressing in the Premier League for the Blues this term.

It is clear that the boss has trust in the England international, and he looks set for a bright future at Stamford Bridge.

However, according to the website Whoscored.com, Mount has started in an attacking midfield role 16 times this season, more than in any other position on the pitch.

Of course, this is Havertz’s role at Leverkusen, and while it is possible both could be utilised in the same starting XI, it is also likely the German will command a first-team spot due to his price tag and reputation, meaning Mount might no longer be an automatic starter for the Blues.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The 24-year-old had been out for a year because of injury before making his return at Aston Villa on Sunday. Predictably, he appeared to be quite rusty.

Loftus-Cheek made 40 appearances under Maurizio Sarri in 2018/19 but started just six Premier League games.

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