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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is a man on the mission ahead of next season, as we have seen with his latest moves.
The Russian billionaire can’t go long without lifting the Premier League title, and having noticed the recent emergence of Manchester City and Liverpool, he knows that the time to strike is now.
It’s already been three seasons since Chelsea last won the league, and the Blues aren’t looking like a team that can win it anytime soon, as City and Liverpool have moved to dominate the league.
Chelsea didn’t sign up any player during the summer and winter transfer windows for this season, but the Russian tycoon is believed to have assured Chelsea manager Frank Lampard that he will have a strong squad for next season.
We aren’t yet into the transfer market era, but Chelsea have started shopping early, with the signing of Hakim Ziyech having since been completed, and Timo Werner is set to be completed.
Chelsea are also keen on Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell as well as Kai Havertz.
News broke out on Tuesday that Chelsea have contacted Bayer Leverkusen over the transfer of 20 year old midfielder Kai Havertz.
Havertz is under contract at Leverkusen until June 2022, and has attracted interest from a host of top European clubs.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have held talks with the club, although Leverkusen have not received a formal offer for the 20-year old.
Chelsea have also shown their intention in the transfer market by reaching out to Bayer Leverkusen for Havertz.
With Chelsea joining the fray for Havertz, Bayer chiefs are believed to be worried about losing their star player so soon, and Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Voller, has gone ahead to reveal that the club hasn’t given up on keeping Havertz this summer despite Chelsea’s move to sign the 20 year old.
“We haven’t given up hope that he’ll stay with us,” Voller told ARD.
“We try to give him every possibility that he can call up his qualities.
“He did an outstanding job in the second half of the season.”
Indeed, Chelsea are going back to the days of being a force in the transfer market – an era that has long been forgotten at Stamford Bridge.