Chelsea to offload duo to fund Kai Havertz deal

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What a summer this is shaping up to be for Chelsea.

After facing a 12-month transfer ban the Blues are hoping to make up for lost time by doing some serious business in the summer transfer window.

Deals have already been completed to sign Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, however they're far from done.

A number of stars have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the coming months, but none will get supporters as excited as one in particular.

That man, of course, is Kai Havertz.

Speculation has been building over the future of the 20-year-old who is said to be attracting the interest of clubs such as Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

But with Chelsea regarded as favourites to sign him, they've been handed a big boost following the end of the German season.

Bild have reported that Havertz is keen to discuss his future with current club Bayer Leverkusen, and that seems to have forced Chelsea into making some big plans.

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According to Goal, the Blues could be ready to cash in on Emerson Palmieri and Olivier Giroud.

It's claimed that Antonio Conte is keen to bring the out of favour duo to Inter Milan as part of his plans for next term.

Neither player has been able to establish themselves as a first team regular under Frank Lampard, and that means that they could be dispensable.

Offloading such players could be a huge step to funding a deal for Kai Havertz, who the Blues have identified as their top summer target.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

The transfer window isn't even open and we're already gripped by what is going on.

Chelsea have been quickest out of the blocks with two huge signings all-but wrapped up, and it seems that they aren't finished yet.

In fact, they're only just getting started.

If they can tie up a deal for Kai Havertz that would one heck of a coup - especially if they are beating some of Europe's biggest clubs to the punch.

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