REPORT: Chelsea Set to Make Their Move for Kai Havertz

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LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - JUNE 27: Kai Havertz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at BayArena on June 27, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Pool via Getty Images)

Chelsea are set to step up their pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz after Saturday’s German Cup final.

Chelsea Set to Step Up Pursuit of Kai Havertz

Bid Incoming

German sources believe Chelsea will make an opening bid for Kai Havertz after Leverkusen’s German Cup final clash with Bayern Munich on Saturday, according to Matt Law of The Telegraph.

The chances of Havertz leaving Bayer Leverkusen have recently taken a boost with the club’s failure to qualify for Champions League football.

Many of his suitors will be playing in Europe’s elite competition next season, possibly including Chelsea.

They are chasing Leicester City in third place and are looking to hold off the likes of Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League‘s top four battle.

Other Options

The Blues will face competition for Havertz’s signature, however.

Saturday’s opponents for Leverkusen, Bayern, are interested in setting up a deal that would see them sign Havertz next summer, having already signed Leroy Sane from Manchester City this week.

Real Madrid are also thought to have shown an interest in the Chelsea target.

Chelsea Determined

It’s claimed that Chelsea seem determined to fight hard to sign Havertz.

However, they will look to negotiate a deal lower than his current side’s £90 million valuation.

What Will Havertz Bring?

Havertz has been involved in 18 Bundesliga goals in his 30 appearances in the 2019/20 campaign.

He is an attacking midfielder who can showcase his skills in many positions up top. Including as a central forward, as he has been deployed a number of times this season.

He will be a superb acquisition for his suitors.

Having added RB Leipzig‘s Timo Werner to the fold at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will be excited at the prospect of a link-up between the two German forwards.

Chelsea have lacked a star man since the departure of Eden Hazard for Real Madrid. Alongside the addition of Werner, they could well have two by the end of the summer.

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