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Chelsea boss Lampard pushed about Havertz: We need to make up for transfer ban

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was tightlipped on a move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz after last night's Champions League elimination by Bayern Munich.

In the aftermath, Lampard admitted Chelsea needed to further strengthen his squad for next season.

And asked specifically about Havertz, he added: "I wouldn't expect anything, I wouldn't expect, but it's our job to go away and see what happens, and see if we can improve.

"In a football sense I feel like I know where we can improve, so now it's time to look at that.

"I think it is a work in progress, it's not the norm for Chelsea of the last 15 years."

The manager also said: "From having a transfer ban (last summer) you feel we've missed where other clubs have spent and improved, and recruitment is a huge part of this game.

"Nights like this in a footballing sense, show me a lot, tell me a lot.

"So it's a conversation now, the season is ended, it's a very quick turnaround, so now is the time to see where we can improve, what areas we can improve on."

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