Kai Havertz to Chelsea: Blues clear to complete transfer as Frank Lampard plans to sell three

The race to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz is hotting up.

The Germany international, who only turned 21-years-old last month, is being linked with a summer move to both Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Havertz is considered as one of the most highly-rated youngsters in European football, with him having shown both quality and maturity for a player of such a young age this season.

Chelsea have highlighted the midfielder as one of their top targets ahead of the summer window opening for business and are desperate to secure his signature.

However, the price that Leverkusen are wanting – around £90million – could prove to be an issue.

Havertz ‘open’ to Premier League switch
Havertz ‘open’ to Premier League switch

With plenty of speculation gathering about the 20-year-old’s future, our sister title – The Manchester Evening News – report that the attacking-midfielder, who has netted 15 goals in all competitions for Leverkusen this term, is ‘open’ to the idea of sealing a switch to the Premier League in the next transfer window.

That news will come as a significant boost to both Chelsea and United, as both clubs continue to fight it out to land his signature.

Havertz is currently happy at Leverkusen and has no immediate desires to force an exit from the BayArena, but he would not be fazed by the prospect of sealing a move abroad and testing himself in the Premier League.

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Chelsea may have already secured the signing of Ajax sensation Hakim Ziyech for next season but you can never have too much quality, right?

If the Blues were to win the race for the midfielder, who would have had ambitions to represent Germany at this summer’s European Championships had they not been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, he would add an extra wealth of quality to Lampard’s options.

Kai Havertz has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea
And that is an opinion held by Leverkusen assistant boss Marcel Daum, who has outlined the midfielder’s qualities.

He told talkSPORT: “If you see his movement, he’s very elegant, he’s always calm, he has great passing ability. What a lot of people don’t see, because we watch him every day, is that he’s pretty fast. That’s a big bonus.

“He’s a great player; he’s scoring goals, he’s great in the air and he’s pretty fast.

“It’s up to him how far he can go.”

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