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Chelsea sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for fee of £71m

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Havertz leaves Leverkusen with 36 goals and 25 assists in just 118 Bundesliga appearances

Kai Havertz has joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £71m after signing a five-year deal.

Havertz becomes Frank Lampard’s seventh summer addition, joining Germany team-mate Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Xavier Mbuyamba.

The 21-year-old midfielder completed his medical with Chelsea on Sunday in London before joining up with Germany for their Nations League fixtures.
Havertz was in Stuttgart with Germany’s squad for their UEFA Nations League fixtures, having been an unused substitute as they drew 1-1 with Spain on Thursday night.

Both Bayer Leverkusen and Germany confirmed Havertz’s departure on Friday morning, with the club thanking the national side for cooperating.

As part of the deal, Chelsea have offered Leverkusen the chance to sign one of their summer arrivals, Sarr, on loan for the season.

Havertz has spent his entire career at Bayer Leverkusen, contributing an impressive 36 goals and 25 assists in just 118 Bundesliga appearances since making his debut in October 2016.

It is a major coup for Chelsea to secure the signing of Havertz, who had attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

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Pep speaks on being unheaten for the past 20 matches

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Guardiola responds as Man City go 20 matches unbeaten Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, has said their 20 straight wins altogether, might be the best thing they have at any point accomplished.

Ruben Dias and John Stones scored either side of a Michail Antonio finish to give City a 2-1 triumph over West Ham yesterday.

It was their fourteenth in succession in the association and leaves them 13 points clear at the highest point of the table, having played a game more than Leicester and Manchester United. In any case, having been discounted for the title toward the beginning of December, Guardiola’s side have been destroying since.

“In this period, in this era, with this situation, to be able to do 20, maybe it is one of the greatest achievements we have done in our careers, for sure.

“That doesn’t mean a title win, of course, but this period in time, the toughest period in England, the winter time, [to have] no one week of rest for three or four months, every three days a game, with the COVID-19 situation, injury situations. To be on this kind of run – winning, winning, winning – means mental strength,” Guardiola said.

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Guardiola names favourites to win champions league

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Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has named Bayern Munich as the top picks to win the Champions League in front of them.

Guardiola’s men are on course to advance into the quarter-finals, following their 2-0 triumph over Borussia Monchengladbach, on Wednesday night.

Goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus got the success for City, who have now won their last 19 games altogether.

Be that as it may, notwithstanding his side’s great structure, Guardiola feels Bayern Munich, who pounded Lazio 4-1 in their keep going 16 first leg on Tuesday, are better positioned to win the Champions League this term.

He disclosed to BT Sport: “When I see Bayern Munich I don’t think we are favourites.

My target is West Ham in three days.“If people say we are favourites, we have to accept it, but a team who, in their whole history, has been to a semi-final once? OK, they say it, we have to accept it.”

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Nagelsmann to replace mourinho if sacked

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Tottenham Hotspur have chosen Julian Nagelsmann as the one who will replace Jose Mourinho as their supervisor if the Portuguese is sacked, the UK Telegraph reports.

Mourinho is using up all his time to save his work in North London. Spurs have gone from the highest point of the association to 10th spot within few months.

They are at present, nine points off Champions League placement, while they likewise left the FA Cup because of Everton.

Mourinho presently faces an unequivocal 12-day time span in which Spurs play four games against Wolfsberger in the Europa League, at that point Burnley, Fulham and Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

A loss in any of those matches could spell the end for Mourinho, with nine points the minimum requirement, albeit the previous Chelsea and Manchester United coach does in any case hold the help of Daniel Levy for the time being.

Nagelsmann, 33, who beat Spurs and Mourinho out of the Champions League 4-0 on total last season, is viewed as quite possibly the most energizing youthful coach in Europe.

Chelsea moved toward the German prior to going to Thomas Tuchel when they fired Frank Lampard, yet he would not like to leave Leipzig mid season.

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