Premier League

Bayern say no to Havertz as Chelsea given transfer boost

The German champions are unlikely to spend the money on the Leverkusen wonderkid after signing Leroy Sane

 
11:10am on Tuesday 4th August 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Bayern Munich have distanced themselves from speculation surrounding a potential swoop for Kai Havertz, with honorary president Uli Hoeness saying a transfer is unlikely.

After the conclusion of the Bundesliga season, Bayern completed the €50m transfer of Leroy Sane from Manchester City after a transfer saga which lasted almost a year.

That deal has taken up a significant portion of their funds for incomings this summer, which has led to the club denying reports of a move for Havertz, which will only become possible if extra money is made through outgoing transfers.

“I am sure that after Leroy Sane there will be no major transfers this year,’ Hoeness told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine.

“This has nothing to do with the quality of Havertz. We all think he is a very, very good player.

“But in the coronavirus period after a transfer of almost €50m, one of €70-80m or more, I can’t imagine making unless we secure counter-financing through player sales.”

With Bayern apparently out of the race to sign Havertz, that opens up the door for Chelsea who are, for the moment, the main suitors for the 21-year-old.

Despite already adding major attacking firepower in the form of Hakim Ziyech of Ajax and Timo Werner of RB Leipzig, Frank Lampard is eager to add even more quality to his team in forward areas.

Havertz has been in sensational form this season for Leverkusen, scoring 12 goals and assisting six more over the course of the campaign to earn a 94 FC Rating.

Chelsea are also looking to recruit another left-back, but have been put off by Leicester City’s £80m valuation of Ben Chilwell, which could lead to them turning attention to Sergio Reguilon of Real Madrid.

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