Chelsea’s Kai Havertz pursuit means Lampard must sell first team players to fund defensive signings

Chelsea are in full pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz, and this signing would mean that they will need to look at selling a couple of first team players if they are going to make defensive signings as well.

This is according to a report from the reliable Matt Law of The Telegraph, who says that Chelsea could consider selling one of their regular first team centre backs, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, or Kurt Zouma.

As well as that, Jorginho could be sold to help create more funds for either Jose Gimenez from Atletico Madrid, or Declan Rice from West Ham – both of whom Chelsea are looking at potentially signing this summer.

Lampard is also due for discussions with the board regarding signing a new goalkeeper this summer and debating the future of current number one, Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea could sign a new keeper regardless of whether Kepa leaves or not.