Frank Lampard speaks out on making more signings amid Kai Havertz reports

Chelsea are reported to be closing in on the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen

Chelsea are reported to be closing in on the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen (Picture: Getty)

Frank Lampard insists any further attacking signings the club make this summer could hinge on the outcome of Chelsea’s final few games of the season, amid speculation the Blues are closing in on sealing a deal for Kai Havertz.

With Champions League qualification in their hands and a place in the FA Cup final secure, the future at Stamford Bridge looks to be a bright one.

Lampard has already added Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to his arsenal of attacking options, and Leverkusen’s prodigious playmaking talent could be the next exciting player to arrive at Cobham.

The 21-year-old is said to have already agreed personal terms ahead of a potential €80 million (£72.7m) switch, although Chelsea are yet to agree a fee with their Bundesliga counterparts.

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Lampard was in no mood to discuss his interest in Havertz ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Anfield but did not rule out the prospect of making further additions to his squad.

Hakim Ziyech has joined up with his new Chelsea team-mates following his move from Ajax

Hakim Ziyech has joined up with his new Chelsea team-mates following his move from Ajax (Picture: Getty)

Asked specifically about Havertz, he said: ‘I’m not talking about Kai Havertz he’s a player of another team I am looking at a game tomorrow that is so huge for this team. The last thing I want to do is talk about a player from another team.’

On the prospect of further bolstering an already fearsome looking forward line, he added: ‘We will cross that in the summer. The idea of the two players we’ve brought in, of course they are attacking talents and you bring in players like that to improve.

‘We know there might be players moving on naturally, players ending contracts and we know it’s something that I feel we’ve spoken about in certain games where we’ve had a lot of possession of the ball and chances created to a high level and we maybe haven’t quite done that.

‘I think those two players (Ziyech and Werner) are hopefully going to add to us in that case and then after that what comes in the summer come after the next few huge games for us.’

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