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Chelsea Chief Confirms Frank Lampard transfer Plans after Kai Havertz announcement

Chelsea technical director Petr Cech has confirmed that Frank Lampard will continue to make signings after Kai Havertz becomes the sixth new arrival at Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Blues have reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to purchase the versatile midfielder for around £80million.

That will take Chelsea’s spending over the £200m mark and half of their starting XI on the opening day of the season could be making their debuts.

Attackers Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner were captured before the transfer window even opened.

Defenders Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr all put pen to paper on their deals last week – although the latter will be sent out on loan for the upcoming campaign.

Havertz will become the sixth new arrival in west London but Lampard has no plans to stop his spending there.

Kepa Arrizabala’s turbulent form over the past two years has raised major questions over his long-term future.

Cech explained that the club still have confidence in the 25-year-old shot stopper but also admitted a new No 1 could be brought in.

“Kepa struggled last season, that is unquestionable,” Cech told Sport.cz.

“But the club invested in him and gave him a long-term contract because they believe he has the qualities and attributes to be successful.

“Additions will be made to the squad, perhaps even in goal, and this is what is being discussed now.

“But nobody is giving up on Kepa and we all hope he has a great future.”

The transfer window has been extended until October 5 this year and Cech will be working hard behind the scenes to get more deals over the line.

“The issue of reinforcements is now very much alive,” the ex-goalkeeper added.

“The transfer window is until the end of October this year so there will be a lot of changes after the league begins.

 “And the question is how much the coronavirus pandemic will affect everything.”

Cech was instrumental in convincing Werner and Havertz that their futures lie with Chelsea.

The technical director took secret trips to Germany to convince the pair to complete their moves.

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