Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has expressed interest in signing Kai Havertz

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has expressed interest in signing Kai Havertz (Picture: Getty)

John Barnes believes Frank Lampard will live to regret it if Chelsea do not sign Kai Havertz this summer.

Lampard has expressed interest in signing the Germany and Bayer Leverkusen star, who scored 18 goals and provided eight assists during the 2019-20 campaign.

Former Liverpool and England winger Barnes has endorsed Chelsea’s move for Havertz and says he will end up at Barcelona or Real Madrid if the Blues fail to secure his signature.

‘Everyone has their opinions on what type of players Chelsea need, Kai Havertz is more of an attacking player,’ Barnes told BonusCodeBets.

‘However, in football, if you have an opportunity to sign a top player that you think would help you, then you should take it.

‘Chelsea could ignore Havertz and focus on a defender but not end up with one.

‘Especially when you get an opportunity to sign an exceptionally good, 21-year-old player and feel that is a player you need.

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‘From the outside it may look like Havertz is not what Chelsea need, but he is a good young German player, who has the right attitude, good commitment and who plays a similar kind of football to that of what we play in England.

‘In a year or two Real Madrid, Barcelona or another one of the top teams will want him; so it would be good for Chelsea to get there first.

‘If it does not work out for him in London, it’s still a good investment for them.’

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