Chelsea boss Frank Lampard gives emphatic answer to Kai Havertz transfer question

Frank Lampard has denied that Chelsea have made an £80million bid for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz and he refused to discussed his side’s interest in capturing the 21-year-old.

Chelsea have been astute with their business ahead of the summer window by signing Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.

Lampard is still on the lookout for more additions and he has highlighted Havertz as the man who can take his side to the next level.

WinSports claimed the Blues had tabled an opening offer for the versatile midfielder and had put a five-year contract on the table.

However, Lampard emphatically denies those reports as he did not want to be drawn on transfer speculation.

“He’s obviously a top player but we’re not going to comment on other players at other teams,” Lampard said of Havertz.

“No bids have gone in.”

Havertz has made it known that he wants to leave Leverkusen this summer but there will be a host of top European clubs queueing up for his signature.

La Liga powerhouses Real Madrid and Premier League giants Manchester United are keeping close tabs on the Germany international’s situation.

Lampard was speaking at his pre-Manchester City press conference where his side can confirm Liverpool as Premier League champions.

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If Jurgen Klopp’s men defeat Crystal Palace tonight then they will have one hand on the trophy.

Second-placed City take on Chelsea tomorrow and a win for Lampard’s side will end the title race once and for all.

“I have no thought of Liverpool’s situation,” Lampard admitted ahead of the match. “I respect what Liverpool have done, but we want to try to win.”

City boss Pep Guardiola also faced the press this afternoon and he spoke highly of the job Lampard has done at Stamford Bridge.

“He was an extraordinary football player and he will be an extraordinary manager,” the Spaniard said.

“He did a really good season and I am delighted to watch his team. They are the elite of European football. They have incredible players in all departments.

“He was an extraordinary football player and he will be an extraordinary manager. He did a really good season and I am delighted to watch his team.

“They are the elite of European football. They have incredible players in all departments.”

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