Kai Havertz has told Chelsea he wants to join a club where he can win trophies

Kai Havertz has previously spoken about his desire to join a club that is already competing for trophies.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is a target for Chelsea, with Blues boss Frank Lampard keen to add the attacking midfielder to his squad for next season.

Chelsea are thought to be close to making a breakthrough in negotiations with their German counterparts for the midfielder, with personal terms already agreed with the player.

And ahead of his possible arrival, Chelsea are still fighting on two fronts as they look to make it a successful first season under Lampard.

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The Blues are into the FA Cup final to face Arsenal after beating Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday, whilst they are still in the Champions League last-16, albeit with a heavy first leg deficit against Bayern Munich.

If Chelsea can lift the FA Cup at Wembley, it would represent a key requirement that Havertz has already set out.

“The team is always the priority, success is collective,” the midfielder told  Marca  in November.

“Then, the individual [trophies] come when you play well.

“I want to win the biggest trophies during my career: Champions League, World Cup or Euros. I don’t think much about the individual ones.

“Bayern are probably the biggest club in Germany and there are many players that were very successful at a young age that went there.

“Therefore I get linked with Bayern but we’ll see what happens. There are players that want to stay close to their family and others say, ‘I want to live in another country’.

“There’s something clear: if you want to be a star in Germany, you can’t go wrong with Bayern.

“I think I’ve picked up enough international experience at Leverkusen.

“I know the rhythm of these international matches and I’m confident I can go abroad at any moment and play at clubs outside of Germany.

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