Chelsea have been quite busy in the transfer market already, and rumors continue to swirl around additional big-name signings. But for head coach Frank Lampard, who has previously assured that all the powers that be are “very joined up” on the whole recruitment process, the focus is elsewhere at the moment.
And that includes any stories about a certain Kai Havertz, for whom Chelsea are said to be going “all out” and from whom certain Twitter ITKs have people convinced we’ve submitted an €88m bid. (Pro Tip: do not let a man named “Pipe” sell you a dream.)
“No, no bids have gone in. He’s obviously a top player, but I’m certainly not going to comment on other players at other teams.
“And it cannot be our focus. So, nothing to say.”
“We have the games we need to complete before the window opens. That’s something we’ll broach when it comes around. So for the minute our only focus can be on the games in hand.”
-Frank Lampard; source: PA via Yahoo!
Of course, that’s a fairly standard response regardless where the focus actually is. But while Lampard’s focus is undoubtedly on the actual games, there are people at the club who are undoubtedly working on transfer targets even as we speak.
As far as Kai Havertz is concerned however, the status is the same as before. There’s interest, but nothing more right now.