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So far in the summer window, the Blues have added Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, and Thiago Silva to their squad ahead of the new season, but further additions are on the way.
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz remains the prime target, with a deal for the Germany international edging closer and Frank Lampard’s side are also chasing a new goalkeeper.
Furthermore, there are expected to be a number of departures before deadline day as Lampard looks to trim his squad and there’s talk of N’Golo Kante’s stay in west London coming to an end.
One temporary exit comes in the shape of wonderkid Conor Gallagher who is set to join Crystal Palace on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.
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