News according to DFN has it that Chelsea have reportedly made their first move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz after weeks of talks with the German club by making an opening offer.
The main obstacle to completing the transfer is the price the Bundesliga are asking for the player. Leverkusen are requesting a fee of around £90million.
After talks between the two clubs and the player, transfer expert Ian McGarry said Chelsea had submitted an opening bid of £45million plus an additional £9million in add-ons for Havertz.
However, it’s still £27million less than the asking price for the midfielder.
Transfer talks confirmed
Bild are reporting that talks between Chelsea and Leverkusen for Havertz are ongoing.
However, the Blues are not the only team in the running.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United are also interested.
Even Newcastle United have been mentioned.
Transfer expert claimed Chelsea made their first official offer for Kai Havertz as Petr Cech is said to have left to meet with Bayer Leverkusen representatives to negotiate a possible deal.
Speaking to Transfer Window Podcast as cited by Sports Central, McGarry said: “Chelsea’s pursuit of German international Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen has progressed a little bit. “It is our understanding that Chelsea met with Bayer Leverkusen officials this week.
Petr Cech had visited Leverkusen to speak to officials there and the player about a possible move to Stamford Bridge. “That has resulted in an opening bid of 50m euros plus 10m euros in add-ons. “Leverkusen continue to value the player at 90m euros.
That is something Chelsea feel is not a fair price for the 21-year-old. “However, they are obviously keen to get the player and are willing to pay