Kai Havertz transfer boost
Chelsea’s hopes of landing Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz this summer have been significantly increased following the conclusion of the Bundesliga campaign.
Bayer Leverkusen rounded off their work for the 2019/20 Bundesliga season with a 1-0 home win over Mainz on Saturday, but it was not enough for them to secure Champions League football for next season, meaning it could go a long way in deciding Havertz’s decision about his future this summer.
Not only that, though, but Leverkusen’s failure to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition means that they may be willing to offload him in the summer for £70million, opposed to the £90million that they value him at.
This could be seen as a significant breakthrough in Chelsea’s hopes of landing the attacking-midfielder, as the Blues are eager to spend big-money on other areas of the squad, meaning landing Havertz for a cheaper fee could boost the Blues’ hopes of sealing a deal for the 21-year-old.
An agreement to sign Havertz would not be convenient, but it seems that Chelsea are in the mood to waste money in an attempt to make up for lost time, following the transfer ban they were subjected to last summer.
With that in mind, here is a summary of everything we know so far about Havertz’s Chelsea quest …
Havertz “opens” to the Premier League
With a lot of speculation about the future of the 20-year-old, our sister title – The Manchester Evening News – reports that the offensive midfielder, who has scored 15 goals in all competitions for this term Leverkusen, is “open” to the idea of sealing a move to the Premier League in the next transfer window.
That news will come as a significant boost for both Chelsea and United as both teams continue to struggle to get his signature.
Havertz is currently happy in Leverkusen and has no immediate desire to force the exit from the BayArena, but would not be afraid of the prospect of sealing an overseas transfer and testing himself in the Premier League.