Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro has confirmed that Kai Havertz wants to leave Bay Arena this window. Chelsea’s interests and aligned and Stamford Bridge seems the obvious destination for the 21-year-old.
“It was always clear that there would be talks as soon as the Europa League ended for us,” Carro said.
“Kai has expressed a wish to take the next step.”
Chelsea are said to have agreed on a five-year contract with the German wonderkid for a mouth-watering £85m fee, reports The Sun. It was being reported a week back that Havertz will leave for London after Leverkusen’s Europa League campaign is over.
Manchester United were also interested in Havertz as a Jadon Sancho replacement but Chelsea are believed to be the front-runners.
Havertz has already given a great farewell banger to fans against Inter Milan, and the club CEO confirms that “There are several clubs who want to include Kai Havertz in their future plans.”
Havertz could just be the final piece in Chelsea’s midfield and forward puzzle with Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Cristian Pulisic with Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud backup options.