Frank Lampard pushing to sign Kai Havertz due to Jorginho being linked with a potential exit
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Frank Lampard pushing to sign Kai Havertz due to Jorginho being linked with a potential exit

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is believed to be eager to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz for two major reasons according to transfer expert Ian McGarry.

The Blues's defence this season has been of major concern with Burnley being the only side in the top ten of the Premier League standings to have conceded more goals.

Lampard is reportedly pushing to sign Kai Havertz even though he has also ready secured the signatures of Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) and Timo Werner (RB Leipzig).

McGarry insists that Lampard could be keen on Havertz because of a pending departure from Stamford Bridge in the summer.EPA/ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN / POOL

"There is a strong interest from Chelsea in the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder," McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast in an interview.

"The reason for that is... people will think Chelsea are well-stocked in midfield... it's two-fold.

"Lampard expects and is preparing for Jorginho to leave this summer. The possible destinations are Juventus and Inter Milan.

"If so Havertz would be a very good replacement.

"The second factor is Havertz has a very good eye for goal and Lampard being Chelsea's all-time top scorer from midfield is something he appreciates more than most.

"Lampard is desperately trying to get goals from different positions in the field, hence why they bought Timo Werner.

"He reckons Havertz would add about 10 or 15 goals from midfield."EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

It continues to show that Jorginho is falling out favour under Lampard in recent after being left out of the squad, and he continues to be linked with a switch to Italy.

However, Lampard has dismissed the claims, insisting that Jorginho is still very much a part of the team and continues to work hard in training.

“I do not think there is a point to prove,” said Lampard. “He proves it in training and when he plays. Simply these things are the selection. I just want to see the usual Jorginho.

“I keep getting asked about next season. It is to me irrelevant what happens next season. These final few games will define how we sit and look at this season and look forward to next.”

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