A summer of excitement lies ahead at Stamford Bridge.
Despite having seen a successful first season under Frank Lampard’s stewardship draw to a close in disappointing fashion, losing to both Arsenal and Bayern Munich in their final two games of the 2019/20 season, Chelsea and their supporters can look ahead to the start of next season with a great amount of excitement and optimism.
That is because the Blues are pulling out all of the stops to ensure they can mount a Premier League title charge next season, with the club’s hierarchy setting their sights on challenging the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City at the summit.
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In hope of doing that, Chelsea have already bolstered their attacking ranks ahead of the start of next season with the additions of Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, with the duo having cost the club more than a combined total of £80million.
Despite that, Chelsea are in no mood to ease off the accelerator as far as their summer recruitment drive is concerned, with them continuing to explore a deal for Bayer Leverkusen starlet Kai Havertz.
football.london understands that Chelsea are confident of getting a deal over the line for the 21-year-old attacking-midfielder this summer, despite Leverkusen refusing to give up easily in their hopes of keeping hold of him.
But Chelsea look in a strong position to get a deal concluded sooner rather than later.
However, even if the Blues do sign Havertz for a fee that is expected to be more than £70million, Lampard is still not expected to be satisfied with his work for the summer, with a goalkeeper, centre-back and left-back remaining on his transfer wishlist.
But how can Lampard possibly afford to fund deals for another four players, especially when clubs’ finances are expected…