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Chelsea eye Kai Havertz as Sancho elective in summer redesign

transfer market options in the conviction Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United, sources have told ESPN.

The Blues hold an interest in Sancho however, as ESPN announced in April, they dread the 20-year-old favors a transition to Old Trafford in an arrangement that could ascend to as much as £120 million.

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard is quick to redesign his squad this late spring with the club surrounding the £49m signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig notwithstanding the £38m capture of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

They are in the market for another attacking player – while likewise seeking after Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell – and are watching Sancho while perceiving a need to distinguish elective candidates.

Chelsea are one of a few clubs to have been offered the opportunity to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, either as a loan or on a permanent deal, however, have so far demonstrated reluctant to match the £9mloan fee and £250,000-a-week wage.

A transfer would cost in an abundance of £70m, a comparative charge to Havertz who is seven years more youthful and saw as one of the most exciting talents in Europe.

There is, notwithstanding, prone to be furious competition for Havertz’s signature with United, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid among the clubs keen on signing him.

Lampard sees Havertz’s adaptability as a key factor given he can play as a No. 10, a signature striker or out wide. His agreement terminates in 2022 however Leverkusen are progressively surrendered to losing him this late spring.

Bayer sporting director Simon Rolfes stated: “We don’t know yet what will happen to Kai. We know that all the great clubs from Germany and Europe are after him and that he can play anywhere.”

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