Avram Grant insists Kai Havertz will join Chelsea if Roman Abramovich expresses interest in him
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Avram Grant insists Kai Havertz will join Chelsea if Roman Abramovich expresses interest in him

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant believes that Kai Havertz will be signed if the owner Roman Abramovich is interested in the player's services, Evening Standard reported.

Frank Lampard is interested in signing the Bayer Leverkusen ace but the move might be delayed by the Bundesliga club's Europa League campaign.

"Abramovich didn't have a problem with money before! When he wants something, he buys it," Grant told Stats Perform News.

"He doesn't do things to save money. Whether they have more or less money, I don't think it's important.

"What I think is important is that they started to use the academy. They spent so much money on it and they didn't give anyone a chance [before].

"My policy at Chelsea was that we wanted one-third of the squad as under-21 players because you cannot invest a lot into the academy and not give them a chance.

"Now, not as a policy, they gave them a chance, and Frank has done a great job. Michael Emenalo, a director, was always complaining that we invested a lot of money in them [academy players] but we don't give them a chance.

"When you have a good young player, they can develop a lot and there are a lot of good talents at Chelsea, and we're in a good phase for the coming years.

"With a good signing, they can compete with Liverpool or Man City. [Havertz] has quality. We need to wait and see [if he's the one to bridge the gap]."

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