Frank Lampard responds to claim about Chelsea move for Kai Havertz

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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