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Ex-Tottenham star Dimitar Berbatov thinks Chelsea could sign Bayern Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, as a replacement for Eden Hazard.
Berbatov suggests Havertz can fill the shoes of Hazard at Chelsea: “I would like to see Havertz in the Premier League at some point, but not right now. I think it is a bit too early for him, I want to see him play more games, score more goals and get more confidence and maturity.
“I also think he will need a bit more muscle to play in the Premier League, we all know how defenders can squash you and smash you into pieces and you need to be ready for that if you are going to hit the ground running in such a demanding league.
“I think he should stay at Leverkusen and develop even more and get that experience which will help him for when the time comes to go somewhere else. I think it is interesting to see Chelsea linked with him, they haven’t really replaced Hazard since he left and it was always going to be difficult to do so.
“I think for sure they need to go for a young player with a lot of football ahead of them, if that is the case then they will also have to be patient as well because sometimes young players need time to adjust to the physicality and speed of Premier League. Havertz is an option for them but it has only been the first week back of the Bundesliga and I hope that he continues the way he has come back, by scoring and producing the goals that he has done so far.”
Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta, who his currently on loan at Roma, has revealed he “would love to stay”. The player edges closer to return to action following a serious knee injury. If he stays at Roma permanently, then Blues head coach Frank Lampard’s summer transfer budget would be boosted by a surprise windfall. He is valued at £10.8m on Transfermarkt.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Valencia are hoping to sell Jasper Cillessen this summer and replace him with Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Willian has admitted that his long-term future probably lies away from Stamford Bridge, despite the fact he is likely to sign a short-term deal until the end of the season.
“It’s a difficult situation because Chelsea offered me two years and they are not going to change what they offered. I said I wanted three more years,” the winger told Brazilian outlet Esporte Interativo. “The situation is difficult because of this. I really don’t know if it will be possible [to stay]. My goal is to continue working and focus on the remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning games. I have a clear head and I’m focused for the rest of the season that we have left. I think it’s difficult [to stay]. Let’s see what happens.”
According to the Sun, Chelsea are keeping tabs on Borussia Monchengladbach ace Kaan Kurt. Right-back Kurt is reportedly valued at £4m, the Germany youth international is contracted until 2022.
Chelsea have “asked for information” about the availability of Arkadiusz Milik as they look to beat Tottenham to the signing of the Napoli striker, according to TuttoNapoli.
Juventus could reportedly have success in their bid to prise Emerson Palmieri away from Chelsea by offering Adrien Rabiot in a player exchange deal.
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