German icon Michael Ballack opens up and reveals why Chelsea boss Lampard would like Havertz

Michael Ballack insists Frank Lampard would be ‘100 per cent behind’ Kai Havertz at Chelsea when he is signed this summer.

It is no secret in the media that Chelsea are very keen to try and secure a transfer deal for Havertz and have been backed to complete a deal for the German star for months now.

However, it has been claimed that both Bayer Leverkusen and the Chelsea boards cannot agree on the Havertz fee, and that is holding up the possible £70 million signing of a player that netted 18-goals last season.

But amid all the speculation, Ballack, who played alongside Lampard in Chelsea’s midfield between 2006 and 2010, has backed the German wonderkid, 21, to develop into an even better player under the Chelsea boss.

He told Sportbuzzer: “I firmly believe that Frank Lampard would be 100 per cent behind Kai Havertz.

“He likes players who are very dangerous in front of goal and there aren’t many of those.

“Havertz is a player that Frank Lampard would help further, not least because he himself was a midfielder with an eye for goal, who was always moving into dangerous areas, looking to finish off a chance.”

Look, there cannot be much more said about the possible deal for Havertz as we are all just waiting for that announcement that he is officially coming, or a fee cannot get agreed and he is staying this summer.

Yes he would improve at Chelsea and yes Chelsea fans would love him at the club, so with the new season just a few weeks away, the clubs will be hoping an agreement can be reached soon, so they can both work on other deals that will improve their squads in other areas of the pitch.

But Havertz is a very special talent, that will go far in the game.

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