Bayer Leverkusen playmaker wants move to Stamford Bridge but club postpone transfer
Kai Havertz has made a decision to join Chelsea however Bayer Leverkusen need to postpone the transfer until the end of August, as indicated by reports in Germany.
Frank Lampard’s side have been in pole position to sign the talented youngster, who has just told Leverkusen toward the end of the Bundesliga season that he needs to leave this summer.
Bayer Leverkusen won’t hold Kai Havertz up and are available to selling the midfielder, however the German club are requesting a £89.8m fee.
Chelsea are the main club who are happy to meet Leverkusen’s valuation and Kai Havertz has now picked to make the move to Stamford Bridge.
The report asserts that Bayer Leverkusen will just let Kai Havertz leave once their Europa League campaign closes this summer, which could be as late as August 21 if they make at the final.
The tournament resumes one month from now with Bayer Leverkusen playing the second leg of their round-of-16 tie against Rangers on August 6.
The German club are expected to advance after they beat Steven Gerrard’s side 3-1 in the first leg and will play either Inter or Getafe in the quarter-last on August 10.
The deferral in the 21-year-old’s proposed move to Chelsea could imply that the midfielder could miss the start of the new Premier League season.
Prior this month, reports in Germany asserted that Kai Havertz is pulled in by the possibility of playing alongside Timo Werner at Chelsea and has been intrigued by Frank Lampard’s plans for the team.
Chelsea are top picks to sign Kai Havertz after Bayern Munich dropped out of the race themselves and no longer available for the midfielder due to their £55m deal to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City.
Talking before Leverkusen’s DFB Pokal final thrashing to Bayern Munich prior this month, the German club’s sporting director Rudi Voller asserted Kai Havertz is the best player the club have ever had.