Chelsea are primed for a busy summer transfer window, after splashing the cash earlier in the year as they attempt to replace the recently departed Willian, and the not-so-recently departed Eden Hazard with three new attacking players.
Frank Lampard has already opened the chequebook to bring in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for a whopping £90million, but our traders reckon he’s got a few more moves lined up.
The famous red and white suits you, Willian ??⚪️ pic.twitter.com/sqPFEQv1yP
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 14, 2020
Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz, who has been on fire in the Bundesliga this season, is being heavily tipped to make the switch from Germany to the Premier League.
His 18 goals and nine assists in 45 games suggest he’ll be ready to make the step up to Chelsea and form a terrifying attack with Werner, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Ziyech.
The 20-year-old, who has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid in the past, is valued at £70m by Leverkusen, so he won’t come cheap for Blues owner Roman Abramovich.
But with the rest of the pack seemingly opting to look elsewhere, Chelsea now appear to be the only club interested.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 11, 2020
And our traders clearly agree, as he’s been backed into an eye-wateringly short price to make the move this summer.
Come on lads, give us a bit of juice.
Bayern Munich are the next best bet at 10/1, but they appear to be unwilling to make any more moves after splashing the cash on Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.
Havertz isn’t the only man Lampard is after, though. Our traders reckon he’s also keen on Ben Chilwell and Declan Rice in an attempt to add some strength to his defence.
West Ham are continuing to play hardball over their star man, but Rice was recently spotted having a coffee with Blues legend and Aston Villa assistant coach John Terry, in perhaps the latest wink that he wants to play for the club.
Chelsea have been made favourites to sign him, with Manchester United the next best bet at 4/1 with Manchester City at 8/1.
Rice could be lining up alongside Ben Chilwell in a new-look back four next season – but it’s likely to take another whopping transfer fee.
Despite that lofty price – rumoured to be around the £60m mark – our traders have him at odds-on to sign for the Blues this summer, making Chelsea the clear favourites for his signature.
Manchester United have also been linked with a move, despite Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams already playing the same position, so they’re some way behind at 20/1, with Manchester City rated as a 6/1 shot.