Kai Havertz

Leverkusen 'desperate' to keep Havertz amid Chelsea interest

Sporting director Rudi Voller remains hopeful that their prize asset will stay for the moment

 
11:10am on Wednesday 10th June 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has said the club retain hope of keeping Kai Havertz this summer, with Chelsea reportedly preparing a mammoth bid for his services.

Reports suggest the Blues have contacted Leverkusen regarding the availability of the 20-year-old, who could cost as much as €100m.

The German international has been in superb form in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting five more. His performances have made him one of only nine players in the world who currently hold a perfect form rating of 99 on FootballCritic.

20 yrs - AM (CR) - Leverkusen
99
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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2191
Played matches
26
11
5
Shots P90
2.01
Shots On target P90
0.94
Successful passing %
86%
Final third passes P90
17.87

Though Havertz has regularly been linked with a move to one of Europe’s elite, his recent upturn in form has seen the rumours intensify, which has led to Voller commenting on his future.

“We haven’t given up hope that he’ll stay with us,” the Leverkusen chief told ARD.

“He did an outstanding job in the second half of the season.”

This would be Chelsea’s second major signing from the Bundesliga this summer if both deals go ahead, as they agreed terms on the €60m transfer of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

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