Given all of this, it’s easy to understand why there is so much optimism around Stamford Bridge right now.
Chelsea, who will be desperately trying to return to the Hornets tonight after Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to West Ham United, has already sealed the signatures of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner before next season, with Frank Lampard doing it all. in his power to turn Chelsea back into Premier League contenders.
After signing deals for Ziyech and Werner, who are both expected to shine at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea may be forgiven for slowing down their recruiting campaign before the 2020/21 campaign.
Football.london understands that Chelsea wants to add Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell to their arsenal, while Lampard aims to strengthen their left-back options, as well as Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz.
The 21-year-old German international is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young players in world football, with his maturity, ability and versatility to play in the midfield or as an attacker attracting much applause.
And a man who is a big fan of the Leverkusen star, who has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season, is Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who was previously strongly linked to the idea of bringing the youngster to Anfield .
Speaking in June at Sky Germany, Klopp said: “There are a lot of good players on this planet. Timo Werner is a great player, Kai Havertz is a great player.
“At the right time, the opportunity – everything must come together. Six, seven weeks ago, we didn’t know if we could play again this year. If we hadn’t played the second half of the season, we would have thought “OK, when can you really play soccer again? And now it starts right away.
“We act as if everything has already been settled. It is not settled. We use this little loophole we have left to play football. Everything else, we have to see when it happens. We cannot pretend now that all will be well in the future. ”
Klopp’s assessment of Havertz matches that of former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who is now, of course, responsible for the Italian giants of Juventus.
This season, Juventus has been drawn from the same Champions League group as Leverkusen, and Sarri sang the praises of the attacking midfielder before their clash in November, insisting that he is a “complete player”.
Sarri, quoted by Serie A analysis, said: “He is a player who combines excellent physical qualities with great technical skills. For the moment, they mainly use it as an attacking midfielder behind the center front or as a winger.
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“I think he is a complete player who could also play as a midfielder.
“He is a player born in 1999 … with these qualities and this personality which makes you think that he is certain that he will become one of the most important players in Europe. ”
Havertz is not short of contenders before the summer, Chelsea and Real Madrid being considered the main runners in the race to sign the midfielder star.