Frank Lampard has squashed the speculation claiming Chelsea have outbid Real Madrid for Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz.

Colombian journalist Pipe Sierra made a claim on Twitter, saying Bayer Leverkusen have received two offers from Chelsea and Real Madrid for the 21-year-old.

He detailed that Real Madrid offered €80m (£72.4m) and a five-year contract which would see Havertz earn €9m (£8.1m) per year.

While Chelsea reportedly had a better offer of €88m (£79.6) plus bonuses and a five-year deal worth €9.5m (£8.6m) per year for the Germany international.

“The club and the player’s representatives are analysing the negotiation,” he added.

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However, speaking in the press conference today (live on Chelsea’s 5th Stand app), Lampard has refuted the claim, saying: “No bids (from Chelsea) have gone in.

“He is obviously a top player, but I’m not going to comment on players of other team.”

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Havertz is an exciting young talent whose versatility would make him a great addition to any top club.

He predominantly plays as a number 10, but has also played as a number eight, a right winger, even a centre forward under Peter Bosz this season.

So far, he has already netted 16 times and laid out eight assists in all competitions.

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