Frank Lampard already has immense new talent at his disposal ahead of next season – and if rumours are to be believed, more are set to be unveiled at Stamford Bridge this summer. Chelsea completed a shrewd move for Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech, with the £40m deal being announced back in February. On top of that, the Blues came out of nowhere to sign highly-rated German striker Timo Werner from Red Bull Leipzig.
The dynamic forward – who became Leipzig’s all-time leading scorer before departing – scored 28 times in the Bundesliga whilst also contributing eight assists. Expect Werner to be used effectively by Lampard alongside the likes of Ziyech and Pulisic.
However, if rumours are to be believed, that duo will not be the only new signings by Lampard and Chelsea. Remarkably, the Blues are set to make big moves for Leverkusen’s world class talent Kai Havertz, who scored 17 goals and racked up nine assists in all competitions during this campaign. The German’s signature will be highly sought after thanks to his performances this season, and Chelsea are reported to be his favoured destination after ‘buying into’ Lampard’s project ahead of the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Havertz is a quality central-midfielder, and if he signed would help push the Blues closer to the leading pack in the Premier League due to his incredible ability to link the midfield and attack with a consistent end product.
On top of Havertz, Chelsea are also believed to be interested in highly-rated Leicester and England left-back Ben Chilwell (8/11). Manager Frank Lampard has been impressed by Chilwell’s performances for the Foxes, and is expected to move for him once the season has concluded. Chelsea could also make an ambitious move for Dortmund winger – and another England international – in Jadon Sancho.
The Blues were rumoured to be heavily interested in Sancho in January, however, are likely to have to compete with the likes of Manchester United amongst others this summer.