Chelsea could make up to six major purchases when the summer transfer window closes in October. The blues quickly got out of the blocks after having already concluded agreements for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Chelsea are determined to build their encouraging inaugural campaign under the leadership of Frank Lampard, who led a fourth place in the Premier League, despite last summer’s ban on transfer and Eden Hazard’s departure to Real Madrid.
The money from Hazard’s sale was spent on business for Ziyech and Werner, which were signed, sealed and delivered before the summer transfer window opened last Saturday.
Chelsea already have the third signature in sight in the form of Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz.
A commission has yet to be agreed between the two clubs, but personal terms are believed to be ordered in principle.
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A left back is also on the agenda and Express Sport understands that Leicester City ace Ben Chilwell is the main target. Everton star Lucas Digne and Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax are alternative targets.
Second ESPNChelsea chiefs are also considering whether to sign a central defender.
He tops the list of priorities for the Blues, despite having the worst defensive record in the top 10 of the Premier League.
Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori and Kurt Zouma are already available to Lampard, but one would probably be sold if a large addition like Jose Gimenez were to be acquired.
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