Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to bring in a top-level goalkeeper once a £90million deal for Kai Havertz is over the line.

The Blues are close to completing the signing of Havertz, following weeks of negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen.

Chelsea will pay an initial club record fee of £72m for the 21-year-old midfielder in a deal that will take their summer spending beyond £200m.


Havertz met up with the Germany squad in Stuttgart on Monday but his move to Stamford Bridge is edging closer to completion.

He has agreed personal terms on a five-year contract and, once the deal is finalised, will become Frank Lampard’s seventh summer signing.

They have already signed Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva, as well as signing Malang Sarr and bringing in teenager Xavier Mbuyamba from Barcelona.

Now Lampard will focus his attention on Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

The Chelsea boss lost faith in Kepa Arrizabalaga last term and his keen to bring in another option between the sticks. The Blues have had an opening bid of around £14m rejected but are expected to return with a second bid.

The 28-year-old will become Chelsea’s eighth summer signing if Lampard can strike a deal.

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