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Lampard Targets Eighth Summer Signing After £90m Kai Havertz Transfer

Amuda Segun

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has turned his attention to a potential eighth signing of the summer after the transfer of the highly rated Kai Havertz was wrapped up on Friday night.

Havertz, 21, is a Chelsea player after his transfer was officially announced on Friday night in a club-record swoop.

Chelsea will pay an initial fee of £72m for his services but add-ons could take the transfer to the £90m mark. His transfer has taken the spending at Stamford Bridge this summer over the £200m mark.

Despite the huge money spent this summer, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard still wants to add more players to his squad especially in the goalkeeping department.

The Blues boss is not convinced that first choice Kepa Arrizabalaga will do the job well this season in the Chelsea goal after an average season in the last campaign.

Goalkeepers linked with Chelsea this summer include Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, Ajax Amsterdam shot stopper Andre Onana, Burnley goalie Nick Pope, Manchester United shot stopper Sergio Romero and Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

The London Evening Standard revealed that Chelsea will return to French team Rennes with a second bid for Edouard Mendy after their opening £14m bid was turned down.

He would be the eighth summer signing if Lampard and Chelsea can pull it off.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.