Chelsea have been strongly backed to win Kai Havertz’s signature over Manchester United.
It has been well established that the Blues are aiming for a strong summer of reinforcements after suffering the transfer ban last year.
Frank Lampard has already brought in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, official announcements still pending for the latter. Now, he has set his sights on an attacking-midfielder. Havertz is definitely a player of a different pedigree. Given his age and talent, he could be one of Chelsea’s attacking talisman for years to come.
Speaking about Chelsea’s interest in Havertz, Christian Falk said, “Manchester United is an option for Kai Havertz, because his management have been told about the big plans of the new team. But, Chelsea are more concrete in the talks at the moment. Perhaps Chelsea are again faster than United, like in the case of Timo Werner.”
Havertz’s price tag is not expected to be any lower than what is considered a premium amount in the current market. Plenty of clubs want him and Bayer Leverkusen and prepared to hold strong until their demands are met. Same goes for the case of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. Chelsea had registered interest in him but backed off after hearing his €120m asking price.
Falk continued, “I have heard that Borussia Dortmund is of course already talking with agents for candidates who could replace Sancho in the event of a sale. But they are still very vague in the search. This is not a sign that the Sancho sale has so far been considered inevitable. The club will not sell Sancho unless the transfer fee is over 100 million Euros.
“All sides in the club want him to stay at least one season more. The €100m number is a lower limit below which there is no negotiation at all – exactly how much is required is open negotiations. This transfer will only happen this summer if Sancho absolutely wants to leave and brings a club who pays the transfer fee. Players like Emre Can, Håland and Marco Reus are already trying to convince him to stay.”
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