After the FA cup final loss to Arsenal on the 1st of August 2020, reports are circulating that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has personally put a call across to the Chelsea recruitment team, to personally demand for the signing of German superstar Kai Havertz.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had identified Kai Havertz as the complete solution to his midfield problems, but the Chelsea recruitment team are having reservations about spending a hefty fee for the German, due to the financial restrictions brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
The reports now claim that Roman Abramovich was furious about Chelsea’s loss to Arsenal and has personally made the demand for Kai Havertz having consulted with Frank Lampard.
If Havertz eventually makes the move to Stamford bridge, I think it will be a great addition to the Blues squad having signed Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and also keeping tabs on Antoine Griezmann.
Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has hinted that Kai Havertz could seal a move to Chelsea as early as today.
The Blues are locked in talks with Leverkusen over a potential deal to sign Havertz, who is widely considered one of the most promising youngsters in European football.
It is believed Frank Lampard and co are still falling around £20million short of Leverkusen’s £91million valuation, but the German club are likely to come to a compromise.
Bosz has admitted he already knows where Havertz wants to play football next season, hinting that his star midfielder could join Chelsea imminently.
Chelsea are locked in talks over a potential deal to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen
Chelsea are locked in talks over a potential deal to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer
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“Yes, I know what he wants to do, but of course I’m not going to give it away, it’s up to him,” he told Deutschen Presse-Agentur.
“I couldn’t say. Perhaps the crucial call will come today, maybe next week, maybe not at all.”
Havertz has become a key member of Leverkusen’s midfield since making his debut in 2016, registering 45 goals and 31 assists in 148 appearances for the club.
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The 21-year-old only has two years remaining on his current deal and is likely to be on his way out of BayArena this summer, yet Bosz has praised his handling of the speculation.
“I talk to Kai a lot and try to feel what all this does to him,” he added.
Havertz is widely considered one of the most promising youngsters in European football
Havertz is widely considered one of the most promising youngsters in European
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“For example, these daily rumours about transfers. I keep finding that Kai is handling all of this very well. I don’t think he will stop playing at 29 [like Andre Schurrle].”
Havertz has also earned seven caps for his native Germany, making his international debut in 2018.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger knows the youngster very well, branding him a “great talent” amid suggestions they could become team-mates this summer.
“Yes, he is a great talent and he had a very good season. He is also very young and we will see what happens [with his future].