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Chelsea completed their sixth signing of as they announced Kai Havertz’s move from Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. Havertz joined the Blues for a fee of £72million, which could potentially rise to as high as £90million in add-ons.
During this transfer window, Chelsea have already signed Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
And now with Havertz joining the Blues, Frank Lampard’s side will turn their attention to strengthening other areas. Over the past few months, it has been reported that Chelsea want to upgrade their goalkeeping options, with Frank Lampard having doubts about Kepa Arrizabalaga.
In the past few months, the Blues have been linked with several goalkeepers including Manchester United’s Dean Henderson, Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, Ajax’s Andre Onana as well as Lille’s Mike Maignan and Edouard Mendy of Rennes have all been linked with moves to Premier League side.
However, it now appears that Rennes goalkeeper Mendy could be a front-runner to become Chelsea’s new goalkeeper, with Blues having opened talks with the Ligue 1 side.
Frank Lampard’s side also want to sign a midfielder. Chelsea duo Jorginho and Ross Barkley have been linked with moves from the Premier League side. The Blues are open to letting those two go and could replace them with a move for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.