CHELSEA are now fully prepared to race with Manchester UTD on a £70m battle for Kai Havertz.
Incoming attacker Timo Werner has not even get the contract paper on a five year deal and Lampard is already casting his transfer net again.
Although he will need to sell big also to balance the squad and therefore the books if he does achieve landing the most well liked young player in Germany.
Chelsea have beaten Liverpool to the punch to land Werner during a £54million move which they hope are going to be completed by the top of in the week .
This adds to the £38m spent on wideman Hakim Ziyech who agreed a withdraw in February from Ajax.
Manchester United remain the favourites to sign Havertz who has scored five goals in four games since the Bundelsiga restarted after coronavirus lockdown.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid also are within the search for the highly-rated 20-year-old.
But that isn’t stopping Lampard a minimum of making it tough for his Premier League rivals.
Chelsea’s head coach says he wants to "freshen up" his squad which incorporates an extended list of home-grown academy graduates.
Havertz and Ziyech both play wide and may be seen as direct replacements for the expected departures of veterans Willian and Pedro.
But having already splashed quite £90m this year alone, Lampard will need to trim the numbers and recoup some money to finance his transfer plans.