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Kai Havertz transfer situation addressed by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.


Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz is being linked with some of the top teams in Europe but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard claims his club have not made contact about a move.

Frank Lampard claims Chelsea have not tabled any transfer bid for Bayer Leverkusen starlet Kai Havertz.

The young German is attracting the attention of some of Europe’s big hitters after another brilliant season in the Bundelsiga.

Manchester United , Liverpool, and Bayern Munich have all been linked with making a move, but recent rumours suggested that the Blues had made a bid.

Chelsea have already completed the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech but Lampard refused to confirm if Havertz could join them at Stamford Bridge.

Asked if Chelsea have made contact with Leverkusen, Lampard said: "No, no bids have gone in.

"He's obviously a top player, but I'm certainly not going to comment on other players at other teams.'

"And it cannot be our focus. So, nothing to say."

Asked how many more recruits Chelsea will chase this summer, Lampard continued: "I don't know, because we have the games we need to complete before the window opens.

"That's something we'll broach when it comes around. So for the minute our only focus can be on the games in hand."

Lampard has also secured the services of Willian and Pedro for the rest of the season with both players agreeing short-term contracts on Tuesday to remain at the club beyond June 30.

"I'm pleased," said Lampard. "Negotiations were relatively easy because both sides wanted the same thing.

"The two players wanted to make sure they could see the season out with us. We need them in the squad, they're both important players. I'm happy."

Pedro will join Roma when his extended contract ends but Willian could yet extend his stay with Chelsea.

"We're still talking with the players and Willian in particular," Lampard added. "It was hard for me to comment too much [before Tuesday's announcement] but I always felt confident they would remain. They've been fantastic professionals for the club.

"I want Willian to play his best football for the next nine or so games, depending on our cup run. That's it. Behind the scenes, we can talk. I get on very well with Willian, as does the club."

The Blues welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Thursday as they look to fend off Manchester United, who are chasing down fourth spot.

Chelsea will also hand the Premier League title to Liverpool if they avoid defeat to Pep.

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