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Transfer news LIVE: Sancho to Man Utd £115m fee, Newcastle takeover, Chelsea ‘statement’

Kai Havertz to Chelsea

Chelsea have the opportunity to make a real statement by signing Bayer Leverkusen superstar Kai Havertz.

That’s according to Craig Burley, who believes that following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and potentially RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner would signal that owner Roman Abramovich means business.

“You can’t have enough good players,” former Blues midfielder Burley told ESPN. “It would be a statement of intent to go out and get one of Europe’s most exciting young talents.

“It does fit with the narrative that Chelsea and Lampard are going down. They are looking to sign younger players with sell-on value but who can also produce the goods now.

“But it would be a statement from [Roman] Abramovich to say, ‘we’ve given you Werner and we also want Havertz, one of the brightest talents in European football’.

“That’s a very exciting sign for Chelsea fans, but I doubt they will be in that race alone because Havertz is probably on everybody’s radar.”

Published at Thu, 11 Jun 2020 06:35:00 +0000