Kai Havertz: Leverkusen star agrees five-year deal to join Chelsea

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Chelsea FC were dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich in the round of 16 on Saturday night when they suffered a 4-1 defeat by the German side in the second leg of the tie.

However, Chelsea have now reached a provisional agreement with the player.

Lampard is also looking to bring in another goalkeeper after axing Kepa Arrizabalaga during the closing stages of last season following a string of disappointing displays since he arrived from Athletico Bilbao two years ago.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has sung the praises of manager Frank Lampard following his first season in charge.

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"Definitely adds competition, but I think now he has to look at the other end of the pitch because that's an area that when you want to win things, big trophies, which Frank will be wanting to do".

Chelsea and Lampard are lining up a summer spending spree as they overhaul the squad, already securing the services of German forward Timo Werner and Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech. I think they're an upgrade on some of the players he's got.

And according to RMC Sport, Havertz wants to join the west London club, and has agreed personal terms on a five-year deal to make the switch to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The seal of approval from the Chelsea board - and by extension owner Roman Abramovich - will buoy 42-year-old Lampard as he continues to plot his reshaping of the Blues playing squad.

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Cech and director Marina Granovskaia work closely with Lampard on Chelsea's transfer strategy, and that has generated new-found synergy between the board and the footballing department.

The Premier League side, however, remain optimistic that a deal can be done in the coming days.

"Frank Lampard is a very positive force for Chelsea", said Buck.

The newspaper cites a report from the Mirror that claims Chelsea are now eyeing a move for Tagliafico instead after being impressed by his performances for Ajax since he moved to Holland in 2018.

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