Home football Chelsea planning to make three more signings – as club chiefs consider a fourth

Chelsea planning to make three more signings – as club chiefs consider a fourth


Chelsea could make up to six big signings by the time the summer transfer window slams shut in October. The Blues have been quick out of the blocks having already concluded deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

Chelsea are determined to build on their encouraging maiden campaign under the guidance of Frank Lampard, who masterminded a fourth-place finish in the Premier League, despite last summer’s transfer ban and the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

The money from the sale of Hazard has been spent on deals for Ziyech and Werner, which were signed, sealed and delivered before the summer transfer window opened last Saturday.

Chelsea already have their third signing in their sights in the form of Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz.

A fee has yet to be agreed between the two clubs but it is thought personal terms are already sorted in principle.

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A left-back is also on the agenda and Express Sport understands Leicester City ace Ben Chilwell is the top target. Everton star Lucas Digne and Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico are alternative targets.

According to ESPN, Chelsea chiefs are also considering whether to sign a centre-back.

It is low on the priority list for the Blues, despite having the worst defensive record in the top 10 of the Premier League.

Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori and Kurt Zouma are already at Lampard’s disposal but one would likely be sold if a big-money addition such as Jose Gimenez was to be acquired. 

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