Chelsea have opened talks on a $93 million transfer for Kai Havertz, as the German star looks set to become the next big-name arrival at Stamford Bridge.
After securing Champions League qualification on the final day of the season, and the huge cash windfall which comes with it, Frank Lampard will now get to spend even more on reshaping the Chelsea squad.
A report from Sky Sport journalist Fabrizio Romano says that Chelsea are speeding up negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen, as Havertz has agreed personal terms with the Blues and is waiting to sign his contract.
Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are already on board for next season and the arrival of Havertz would add so much firepower to their attack with Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and potentially Willian also around.
Of course, Chelsea are trying to push through deals for a new goalkeeper and at least one new center back and left back, as Lampard knows his team are good enough going forward but need plenty of help defensively.
That said, Chelsea have created so many chances this season (second most in the Premier League behind only Man City) and have failed to be clinical. Hence the extra impetus on bringing in attacking players.
Kai Havertz to Chelsea has been rumbling on for quite some time now but with the transfer window now open and Champions League action secured for next season, the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United will be pushing ahead to sign stars as soon as possible as there are just 46 days until the 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off.
In the case of Chelsea, they are one of a handful of clubs who have money to spend and it will be a busy summer of ins and outs at Stamford Bridge as Lampard exceeded all expectations in his first 12 months in charge and he will be rewarded by bringing in elite players from across Europe.
Havertz is at the top of the list.