Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that he still in transfer market to spending spree amid reports linking Jan Oblak and Kai Havertz.
The Blues have already completed the signing of Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner for a combined £81million this summer but boss Frank Lampard still keen to strengthen his attacking options and back-line especially goalkeeper following Kepa Arrizabalaga underwhelmed season at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea, meanwhile, identified Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, who reportedly value in the region of £90million as a player to add more creative to Frank Lampard midfield options while Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak become an emerged target for Premier League giant in recent days.
However, after the Blues completed the signing of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, boss Frank Lampard has not ruled out a spending spree amid reports linking Kai Havertz and Jan Oblak but he did not reveal whether Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to spend big yet again.
The former England midfielder, stating he is focused on the challenge of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League and winning the FA Cup.
‘We’ll see. I can’t answer that one, we’re not there yet,’ Lampard said on Friday when asked about potential recruits in the transfer window.
‘We have to focus on what’s in front of us and we’ll see. I wouldn’t want to compare it to any other spending summer, we’ll see how I feel and we feel as a club and if the squad needs strengthening or the balance needs changing. If it does and we make moves, great. At the moment we don’t know.’
Ziyech has spent his first week of training with the London club before trip back to Netherlands this afternoon and Lampard says he quickly fitted in.
The Blues boss said: ‘Hakim has been here for the week, trained a couple of days on his own and then he’s integrated a bit with the team so he’s settling in well. The lads have welcomed him and he’s forming those new relationships in the early stages.
‘More importantly for him, he’s been getting himself fit. It’s been nice for him to take a bit-partin training and then also get some physical work because he hasn’t trained or played for a quite a while.’