12.30pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Kai Havertz LATEST, Kepa UPDATES, rival ‘confident’ of signing Willian, – The Sun

CHELSEA go into their final Premier League game of the season at home to Wolves on Sunday sitting fourth in the table – level on points with third-place Man Utd.

Off the pitch, the Blues are pressing ahead with a move for Kai Havertz – and former Man City winger Leroy Sane appears to have let slip that the German will be heading to West London.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from Stamford Bridge here…

  • FRANKY NOT A PROBLEM

    Frank Lampard will reportedly escape punishment from Chelsea for his foul-mouthed rant at the Liverpool bench.

    The Blues boss was caught on camera telling the Reds camp to “f*** off” during a heated touchline row.

    The incident was sparked in the first half, seconds before Trent Alexander-Arnold curled in a brilliant second from a free-kick.

    Mateo Kovacic was adjudged to have fouled Sadio Mane as the Senegal star broke at pace.

    Lamps was furious with the decision and let rip on the fourth official.

    It sparked a reaction from Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool bench who were then locked in a war of words from the technical area.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY KERRY

    It's a happy 59th to Stamford Bridge legend Kerry Dixon.

  • WILL POWER

    Arsenal are “confident” of signing Willian from Chelsea, according to ESPN.

    The Brazilian would become the latest to make the switch from West to North London, following in the footsteps of Petr Cech and David Luiz in recent years.

    The winger is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge, but as he has proven under Frank Lampard, he could act as the perfect right-wing-back in Mikel Arteta’s 3-4-3 system.

    According to ESPN Brazil, Manchester United are also monitoring the situation, while Tottenham have also reportedly been interested.

    Willian has been offered a two-year deal at Chelsea but the 31-year-old wants a longer-term contract.

  • CARRAGHER ON DEFENCE

    The former Liverpool defender added: “I still think Chelsea need a defender, you see how many goals they’ve conceded. I think a lot of that is down to the goalkeeper being totally honest.

    “You see a lot of centre-halves at Chelsea without seeing one really outstanding one, those are the areas that if they are going to challenge Liverpool and Man City they’ll have to rectify in the summer.

    “They are the worst team in the league defending corners. This is a massive problem for Chelsea.”

  • KEPA'S NO KEEPER

    Chelsea will not be able to challenge for the Premier League title with Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal, says Jamie Carragher.

    The Liverpool legend compared Frank Lampard's current charges to the Reds during Jurgen Klopp's first years at Anfield, when they struggled with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius in goal.

    He told Sky Sports: “Chelsea won’t go no further unless they change their goalkeeper.

    “Going back to how important goalkeepers are I look at this Chelsea team and there’s a lot I like about it, it does remind me in a lot of ways the position Jurgen Klopp was in a couple of years ago.

    “[Lampard] has done as much as he can, yes Frank’s still in his early stages but those big signings can completely transform you as a team.”

  • JOSE'S NEW SPECIAL ONE

    Chelsea’s urgent need for a new centre-back has reportedly led them to Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez.

    Declan Rice and Kalidou Koulibaly have also been linked with the Blues following their poor defensive displays this season.

    Only seven Premier League teams have let in more goals than Chelsea this campaign, hampering their bid for a top-four finish.

    According to the Telegraph, club scouts have taken a look at Uruguay international Gimenez during his starring spell since the restart.

    The 25-year-old was a regular in Diego Simeone's team as they comfortably secured Champions League football after a rocky start to the season.

    Frank Lampard is said to see Gimenez as a positive solution with his height and aerial ability a key factor.

  • POPE CHECKS

    Chelsea are interested in signing Burnley shot-stopper Nick Pope to replace the struggling Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, Ajax's Andre Onana and Man Utd's Dean Henderson are all on the Blues' radar.

    But according to website 90min.com, a source has confirmed that England keeper Pope is also on their list.

    The 28-year-old has impressed Frank Lampard's backroom staff, with the club conducting background checks on him ahead of a potential bid.

  • GOOD MORNING BLUES FANS

    Chelsea have won the race to sign Kai Havertz.

    That's according to Leroy Sane, who gave the game away following his move to Bayern Munich from Man City.

    Sane let slip: “It‘s good for Chelsea that they signed two German top talents with Werner and Havertz this summer.”

    Meanwhile, Chelsea will reportedly fly out Petr Cech to Bayer Leverkusen to negotiate Havertz’s fee and personal terms.

    According to Sky Germany, Blues technical director Cech is set to hold “face-to-face talks” with the 21-year-old, as well as Leverkusen chiefs.

    In other news, Chelsea have reportedly scouted Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez.

    The Telegraph claims the Uruguayan could be the man to shore up Frank Lampard’s defence this summer.

    Finally, Chelsea must meet Jan Oblak's £109million release clause if they want to sign him this summer.

    The Daily Mail claims Atletico Madrid will not entertain negotiations for their star man.

    Oblak is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in world football.

    And Chelsea will have to pay his full buyout if they want him to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.

  • KEP AWAY

    Chelsea will not be able to challenge for the Premier League title with Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal, says Jamie Carragher.

    He told Sky Sports: “Chelsea won’t go no further unless they change their goalkeeper.

    “I still think Chelsea need a defender, you see how many goals they’ve conceded. I think a lot of that is down to the goalkeeper being totally honest.

    “They are the worst team in the league defending corners. This is a massive problem for Chelsea.

    “Yes, Werner is coming in and the lad from Ajax, there is talk of Havertz as well. It sounds great and it gets supporters excited but it means nothing if you don’t sort out that back three and certainly that goalkeeper.”

  • SANE OLD SONG

    Chelsea have won the race to sign Kai Havertz.

    That's according to Leroy Sane, who gave the game away following his move to Bayern Munich from Man City.

    Sane let slip: “It‘s good for Chelsea that they signed two German top talents with Werner and Havertz this summer.”

  • GIME MORE

    Chelsea have reportedly scouted Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez.

    The Telegraph claims the Uruguayan could be the man to shore up Frank Lampard’s defence this summer.

    Gimenez has long been linked with a Premier League switch and was tipped to join Manchester United last year before they opted for Harry Maguire.

    Gimenez was also a target for ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery but was deemed to expensive by club chiefs.

  • GAME ON

    Here are all the matches for your viewing pleasure on the final day.

    • Leicester City v Manchester United – Sky Sports Main Event
    • Arsenal v Watford – Sky Sports Premier League
    • Chelsea v Wolves – Sky Sports Football
    • Everton v Bournemouth – Sky Sports Golf
    • Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur – Sky Sports Action
    • Burnley v Brighton – Sky Sports Arena
    • Southampton v Sheffield United – Sky Sports Mix
    • Manchester City v Norwich City – Pick & Sky One

    LIKE IT OR LAMP IT

    Frank Lampard hopes Chelsea's experiences against Man Utd and Liverpool can fire them to the Champions League against Wolves.

    He explained: “I have seen a lot in the last two games, particularly with Manchester United (the FA Cup semi-final win) and then with Liverpool, of what we are about.

    “There has been spirit and character in those two performances and we have to carry it on for one more game in the league.

    “Since restart there was a feeling it could go this far. I felt we maybe could get over the line before the (Liverpool) game because we played so well against Manchester United.

    “What is absolutely important is the players focus on themselves because it is in our own hands, and that is the job I'll do because we can't affect what is going on elsewhere.

    “We have to try to get over the line. We have character in the group, we have quality and we have a good opponent coming and it is on us now.”

    GOR BLIMEY

    Gordon Strachan has backed his former side Leeds to soar back to the top of English football – just like Chelsea.

    He told the Gary Newbon Sports Show: “Some clubs say 'we are a big club', yeah you might have been 80 years ago and you won a couple [of trophies] way back but that doesn't make you a big club,

    “What makes you a big club is your support, your history, what you can possibly do again in the future, now Leeds are in that bracket. They're up there, they can be a Chelsea.

    “But what they've got to do is add to the Premier League and make it grow even bigger.”

    LAST PUSH

    Chelsea need just a point from their final game against Wolves to book their place in next season's Champions League.

    The Blues' Euro bid took a hit last night with a 5-3 defeat at Liverpool.

    But Frank Lampard's men remain in control of their destiny with rivals Man Utd and Leicester facing each other at the same time on Sunday.

    OB ONE OUT

    Chelsea must meet Jan Oblak's £109million release clause if they want to sign him this summer.

    The Daily Mail claims Atletico Madrid will not entertain negotiations for their star man.

    Oblak is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in world football.

    And Chelsea will have to pay his full buyout if they want him to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    CARRA: SCRAP KEPA

    Jamie Carragher reckons Chelsea will not compete for the league title unless they ditch under-par keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    He told Sky Sports: “Chelsea won’t go any further unless they change their goalkeeper. Going back to how important goalkeepers are I look at this Chelsea team and there’s a lot I like about it, it does remind me in a lot of ways the position Jurgen Klopp was in a couple of years ago.

    “He’s done as much as he can, yes Frank’s still in his early stages but those big signings can completely transform you as a team.

    “I still think Chelsea need a defender, you see how many goals they’ve conceded.

    “I think a lot of that is down to the goalkeeper being totally honest.”

    SANE SLIP

    Leroy Sane has appeared to let slip Chelsea will definitely sign Kai Havertz this summer, writes Duncan Wright.

    The Blues have been leading the race for the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder who is regarded as the brightest young talent in Germany.

    And ex-Manchester City ace looks to have confirmed that deal is now done.

    Sane appeared to let it slip during his first press conference as a Bayern Munich player.

    The German winger said: “It‘s good for Chelsea that they signed two German top talents with Werner and Havertz this summer.”

    SUNDAY ODDS

    We don't expect this to be a walkover at Stamford Bridge.

    Just like the game at the King Power, Chelsea have Champions League qualification in their own hands and will stay in the top four if they win or draw this game.

    SunSport's best bets

    • Both teams to score: 8/11
    • Over 2.5 goals at the Bridge: 17/20

    PULISIC VS HAZARD

    Here is how the two Chelsea stars compare, with the American impressing during his first Blues season… with at least three games still to go in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

    'YOU CAN F*** OFF AND ALL'

    Fresh footage has emerged of Frank Lampard's foul-mouthed bust-up with the Liverpool bench last night, seconds before Trent Alexander-Arnold put the champions 2-0 up.

    With no fans in the stadium, audio footage captured what was said with Lampard initially shouting: “How is that a foul? There's no foul there.”

    He then tells Klopp to “sit down” before getting more irate when Klopp repeatedly tells him to “calm down.”

    Lampard then responds: “If he's going off at me I'll f****** say something.”

    Klopp's assistant Pep Lijnders then appears to weigh into the argument in which Lampard shouts: “You can f*** off and all.

    “You think you can give it the big one, f*** off.”

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH FOOTAGE OF THE TOUCHLINE BUST-UP

    JET SETTER

    Chelsea will reportedly fly out Petr Cech to Germany to tempt £70m Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz to Stamford Bridge.

    The German outfit were originally demanding an eye-watering £90m fee for the impressive forward but with only two years remaining on his contract they are resigned to losing him for less.

    According to Sky Germany, Blues technical director Cech is set to hold “face-to-face talks” with the 21-year-old.

    The Chelsea legend also helped pulled the strings of Timo Werner’s deal when he made an “undercover” trip to Germany before lockdown.

    Cech, who speaks fluent German, was on hand at the time to iron out any communication issues with the player’s father and agent.

    Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger also helped his side to seal deal but Cech may not have to do too much convincing when it comes to Havertz.

    WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

    Frank Lampard says he has learned a lot from Chelsea’s last two games.

    He told reporters: “I have seen a lot in the last two games, particularly with Manchester United (the FA Cup semi-final win) and then with Liverpool, of what we are about.

    “There has been spirit and character in those two performances and we have to carry it on for one more game in the league.

    “Since restart there was a feeling it could go this far. I felt we maybe could get over the line before the (Liverpool) game because we played so well against Manchester United.

    “What is absolutely important is the players focus on themselves because it is in our own hands, and that is the job I'll do because we can't affect what is going on elsewhere.

    “We have to try to get over the line. We have character in the group, we have quality and we have a good opponent coming and it is on us now.”

    TAKE YOUR PICK

    Here are Sky Sports’ live games on Sunday at 4pm and the list of channels they will be on.

    • Leicester City v Manchester United – Sky Sports Main Event
    • Arsenal v Watford – Sky Sports Premier League
    • Chelsea v Wolves – Sky Sports Football
    • Everton v Bournemouth – Sky Sports Golf
    • Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur – Sky Sports Action
    • Burnley v Brighton – Sky Sports Arena
    • Southampton v Sheffield United – Sky Sports Mix
    • Manchester City v Norwich City – Pick & Sky One

    DONE LIKE A KEPA

    Chelsea aces turned on their OWN keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Spaniard endured another bleak night between the sticks.

    The Blues have now conceded 54 goals this season – the most of any top-half team – after they lost 5-3 to Liverpool at Anfield.

    Although Kepa was relatively blame free for the Reds’ goals, one key moment suggested that the Chelsea squad have lost all faith in the Spanish stopper.

    With the Blues 5-3 down in injury time, Kepa stayed glued to his line as Andrew Robertson’s free-kick flashed across the goal face.

    Virgil Van Dijk lifted the chance over at the back post but a number of Chelsea players were heard screaming Kepa’s name as they frantically called on him to come and claim the dangerous cross.

    Skipper Cesar Azpilicueta was seen gesturing furiously at his fellow countryman while other Blues aces stuck out their arms in frustration towards the Spaniard for his failure to react.

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