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Chelsea couldn’t have asked for a better summer transfer window, as the Blues bossed the rest of Europe to splash the cash on their transfer targets.
Chelsea spent big bucks to sign Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz, while the signings of Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva were free.
The Blues took two of German Bundesliga players Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, and those players were of interest to Liverpool.
Liverpool’s interest in Werner was well known, as the Reds were favourites for his signature before Chelsea hijacked the deal.
According to German journalist Christian Falk, Liverpool also showed interest to the advisors of Kai Havertz, but it amounted to nothing concrete.
“In fact, Liverpool was Timo Werner’s first choice for a long time,” he told Empire of the Kop, before adding: “Lampard was also very convincing. That’s why Werner went to Chelsea in the end.”
He then said of Havertz: “As for Havertz, it was never really concrete between him and Liverpool, although the Reds had also shown interest to his advisors.”
Before adding: ”Corona also forced these two big clubs to save. Chelsea FC had the necessary sporting arguments and the money.”