Chelsea informed of Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell transfer price which causes one issue

Chelsea must reportedly part with more than £130million if they are to sign Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell this summer – but that will leave them without another of their top targets.

Frank Lampard has acted decisively in the market so far this year capturing Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

The Blues are keeping close tabs on Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz with Willian and Pedro set to leave when their contracts expire.

Leverkusen missed out on the Champions League places after finishing fifth in the Bundesliga so they may find it hard to convince Havertz that his future lies at the BayArena.

Chelsea are weighing up a move for the versatile midfielder – but they also want to invest some funds into the defence.

Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell is thought to be Lampard’s top target but the Foxes will not let the 23-year-old leave on the cheap.

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The Athletic claim the west Londoners will have to shell out around £130million to land the duo.

Chelsea headed into the transfer window with plenty of cash in the bank following recent sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.

Around £80m of that has been spent on Ziyech and Werner and further outlay is expected.

The Athletic claim that is the Blues make a move for Havertz and Chilwell then they may have an issue trying to sign West Ham’s Declan Rice.


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Lampard knows he needs another centre-back and he wants to revert the 21-year-old back into his natural position if he returns to Stamford Bridge, where he was part of the youth set-ups before being released at 14.

It is claimed players may have to be offloaded some stars to free up some of the budget for Rice.

West Ham may be forced into selling their star if they fail to beat the drop.

But transfer expert Duncan Castles feels the Hammers would rather do business with clubs outside of London.

“I think they’re conscious of their supporters,” Castles said of West Ham’s owners, David Sullivan and David Gold.

“I’m sure if they could encourage another Premier League club outside of London to bid for the player, they’d prefer to sell him there.

“It wouldn’t go down well should they lose Rice this summer.”

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