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How Man United Missed Out On Chelsea Signing Kai Havertz

Amuda Segun

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German international Kai Havertz could have been playing for Manchester United rather than Chelsea according to the report via The Athletic.

A lot has been said about Manchester United and their inability to sign players during the just concluded Premier League transfer window.

The Athletic has revealed how the Red Devils missed out on the Kai Havertz signing.

Manchester United were monitoring the player’s progress at Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen last season.

Kai Havertz, 21, enjoyed a breakthrough season at Bayer Leverkusen in the last campaign and Manchester United were said to have enquired about him.

Manchester United were quoted €100m for Kai Havertz and they baulked at the fee paving the way for Premier League rivals Chelsea to swoop for him.

Chelsea made their biggest signing of thr summer with Kai Havertz. Some media outlets said the Blues agreed to pay as much as £89m for him, while others said the fee is £72m.

Kai Havertz is the Blues’ club record signing ahead of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

He scored his first goals for the West Londoners during the Carabao Cup third round meeting with Championship side Barnsley.

Havertz netted a hattrick as Chelsea thrashed Barnsley 6-0 at home at the third round stage of the competition.

They have since been eliminated in the fourth round by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur via penalties after the two teams played a 1-1 draw.

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.

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EPL: Kante’s Chelsea stay could be over as offers would be received

Timothy Aiyeku

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It is increasingly becoming clear that N’Golo Kante’s time at Chelsea is already rounding up because he is going down the pecking order in Frank Lampard’s team, especially as he cannot give the best of the performance.

The fact that manager Frank Lampard is believed to be keen on the signature of West Ham United midf8ielder Declan Rice means the France international will have to begin Preparations for a move in the coming transfer window.

N’Goo Kante became a mainstay in the Blues midfield after his move from Leicester City in the summer of 2016 and was very instrumental in the club’s success for three seasons but that cannot be said of him now.

The fall of the World Cup winner began with the coming of former Italian manager Maurizio Sarri who brought in Jorginho and changed N’Golo Kante’s role. So far, but that has not stopped him from starting all of the games for Frank Lampard this season.

However, it could be time for him to leave if Frank Lampard will be bringing in Declan Rice because his playing time will be affected and that could affect his career going forward.

Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, and Juventus are the top cubs known to be interested in the signature of the former Leicester City powerhouse. The North London outfit Arsenal also made a shot at N’Golo Kante, alongside Man United but they did not succeed.

It will not be a surprise if N’Golo Kante leaves the West London outfit any moment from now but it is confirmed that he will not be allowed to leave if Frank Lampard cannot lay his hands on West Ham United player.

Meanwhile, the London club are insisting on keeping Declan Rice at the club and they are set to hand him a new and improved deal that will keep him away from the market.

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Predicted Chelsea line-up against FC Krasnodar

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea will resume their Champions League campaign against Russia outfit, FC Krasnodar on Wednesday evening, and what is most important for manager Frank Lampard in the game is securing a win after recording two successive draws.

It would be recalled that the Blues’ Champions League opener of the season ended in a goalless draw against Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla last week and they failed again to find the back of the net in the Premier League clash against Man United as the game also ended in a goalless draw at the Old Trafford.

The West London outfit have been rated ahead of the Russan side for a win and more to it is the fact that their Wednesday opponent has been plagued with injuries and might not have their full squad to compete in the game. This adds to the fact that the Blues team will be playing at the Stamford Bridge.

We definitely expect Frank Lampard to make some changes from the weekend game in order to get his team going, especially in goal scoring and also avoiding to concede goals.

After playing a three-man defence against Chelsea and not conceding a goal and recording the second clean sheet, Frank Lampard could ring some changes in his formation to a 4-2-3-1 against FC Krasnodar.

As expected, Edouard Mendy will keep his number one spot after convincing with a god performance against Man United while Hakim Ziyech could be in line for his first full debut at Chelsea. Kai Havertz and Timo Wener could be rested as they are yet to make their mark.

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Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham.

A win against the Russian club will lift the Blues team and relieve manager Frank Lampard off the pressure on him.

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Frank Lampard in a change of mind over this player, reasons revealed

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has had a change of mind over German defender Antonio Rudiger and he is set to give him a chance again in the team for the season.

The Blues boss has subbed the German international since the start of the season as he has not been in action for six games but that has changed with the player revealing that he held talks with the Chelsea legend.

With the lack of playing time, it was almost certain that Antonio Rudiger will leave the West London outfit in the last January winter transfer window with French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain and Tottenham showing interest in him for a loan deal but that did not happen again with the latest development at the club.

Reports claim there was never an issue between Antonio Rudiger and Frank Lampard for not finding playing time and that will not be made evident with the integration of the player into the team.

Antonio Rudiger was named as a substitute player in their weekend game against Man United and Frank Lampard has hinted that he is happy with the contribution of the player and he is likely to be included in the squad that will face FC Krasnodar in the Champions League on Wednesday.

With The West London outfit battling to have quality defending, Antonio Rudiger could be the answer for Frank Lampard as he has started all five matches for Germany so far despite not getting any minute of football for Chelsea this season.

What is now unknown is if Antonio Rudiger will remain at Stamford Bridge after the January winter transfer window as he would be receiving offers from his suitors but the coming weeks will reveal if he would be settled at the club or not.

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