Chelsea target Kai Havertz has transfer ‘agreement’ with Bayer Leverkusen

Chelsea target Kai Havertz will be allowed to leave Bayer Leverkusen if a suitable offer is lodged for his services. That is according to the Bundesliga club’s managing director Rudi Voller, who would be surprised if the Germany international opts to leave before their Europa League campaign restarts.

READ MORE

  • Chelsea boss Lampard decides on two signings he wants with Havertz

Havertz is attracting plenty of interest ahead of the summer transfer window. Chelsea are hot on his trail while Manchester United and Real Madrid also hold an interest.

If he does move, the 21-year-old attacking midfielder is likely to be one of the most expensive signings in what is expected to be a muted summer of activity.

Leverkusen are thought to be demanding up to £90million for his services – but will not stand in his way if their valuation is met.

When asked about Havertz’s future by BILD, Voller said: “There is nothing specific, nothing to report. Attention, fashion phrase!

LATEST LIVE SPORT TV DEALS

Get Sky Sports for just £25 per month for 3 months

Get BT Sport for HALF PRICE

READ MORE

  • Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz ‘dreams’ of completing deal

“As of now, he is a player of ours. We have our ideas, we know what he can do.

“I personally hope that he stays one more year.

“We have an agreement: if it fits, he can go this summer.”

Havertz would link up with compatriot Timo Werner if he moves to Stamford Bridge.

Forward Werner opted to ditch RB Leipzig’s Champions League campaign, which restarts next month, to seal the switch to Chelsea on July 1.

KEY STORY: Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia could decide Kai Havertz transfer fate today

Leverkusen still have Europa League commitments to fulfil, and Voller hopes Havertz will stick around until the season’s conclusion.

“Maybe I’m too old-fashioned or romantic: But for me it is a matter of course that a player ends the season!” No matter when it ends,” he said.

“There is no discussion at all for me to consider: ‘Could I possibly hurt myself – or take a little vacation’. Then some should have withdrawn two months ago.

“Regardless of whether it’s Europa League or Champions League, if it is wanted by the player, the receiving and releasing club: I couldn’t understand if a player didn’t want to.”

Voller added: “Of course you can’t force anyone. Havertz knows what he owes to his colleagues, the fans and the club.”

Chelsea have also signed playmaker Hakim Ziyech – and Lampard has refused to rule out further attacking additions.

“I’m not completely sure what we’re going to look at in the front line. I’m not sure,” he said.

“I certainly don’t want to talk about those things because at the moment we are working towards trying to finish off this season and trying to be better in front of goal in the next five or six games or whatever we’ve got with the FA Cup included.”

This article contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission on any sales of products or services we write about. This article was written completely independently, see more details here

Source: Read Full Article