Chelsea transfer news and rumours recap: Kai Havertz breakthrough, Lionel Messi interest

Hello and welcome to today’s dedicated live Chelsea transfer blog.

The Blues discovered their first 2020/21 Premier League opponents will be Brighton & Hove Albion, which could see Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech makes their debuts.

Frank Lampard’s recruitment team are still pressing forward for more additions before September 14, with a goalkeeper, central defender, left-back and attacking midfielder still top priorities.

In the last 24 hours alone, Chelsea have moved a step closer in attempts to sign Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell for £50m, made contact with Thiago Silva and been offered further guidance on Kai Havertz’s price tag.

Scroll down for the latest updates throughout the day on all things Havertz, Chilwell and more.


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