Bayer Leverkusen playmaker transfer update amid Chelsea move
The Blues need to make Havertz their third signing of the summer transfer window but at the same time have reservations over Bayer Leverkusen’s valuation of the forward and are weighing up their move.
Bayer Leverkusen director Simon Rolfes has guaranteed Chelsea are yet to present an official proposal for the 21-year-old Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz is purportedly excited about a move to Stamford Bridge this summer after drawing in enthusiasm from a large host of clubs across Europe.
Kai Havertz is now accepted to have agreed personal terms on a move, having been enticed by Frank Lampard’s vision for the club.
Every one of that was left to be resolved it appeared was a fee between the two clubs, but Rolfes is inflexible Chelsea haven’t tabled a bid.
We have no official offer, Rolfes said in a question and answer session
We have not yet had an offer. We realize that clubs are intrigued, however there is no official offer.
Without a doubt it is the figure which could well end up being the hindrance to getting the deal over the line.
Bayer Leverkusen value their star asset at around £90m, but Chelsea feel they can land him for closer to £70m.
Chelsea executive Marina Granovskaia has held talks with Bayer Leverkusen boss over a move and is sure a deal can be reached.
Kai Havertz is as of now back training with Bayer Leverkusen ahead of next season but is quick to play at a more significant level, with the Blues ensured Champions League football.
Chelsea have been the busiest Premier League club in the transfer window up until now, signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from Red Bull Leipzig.
Adding Kai Havertz to their arsenal would make them outside contender to challenge for the title next season, however Frank Lampard is quick to include more talent.
A goalkeeper is next need, with club record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga undesirable.
Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been connected, while Ajax’s Andre Onana and Manchester United’s Dean Henderson are different names being mooted.