Bayer Leverkusen are determined that Chelsea can not anticipate a coronavirus discount rate on Kai Havertz’s transfer cost.
The Germany playmaker is reported to be close to a ₤70 million move to the Premier League this summer season, where he would join up with his compatriot Timo Werner at Stamford Bridge.
Havertz has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season and is thought to be crazy about a move to west London.
Leverkusen have actually stated that the 21- year-old will stay with them a minimum of up until completion of the tournament, though the Germans face a hard quarter-final versus Inter Milan on Monday.
And sporting director Rudi Voller has actually now verified the Blues will need to hand over a club-record fee to tempt Havertz far from the BayArena.
Asked if Leverkusen have actually already agreed to sell Havertz, he told Gazzetta dello Sport: “No, but with his skill, it implies he’s on the list of all the best clubs.
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” We know of the interest of a couple of clubs, especially Chelsea, but for us, the circumstance is rather basic; he has a two-year agreement, if anybody wants him on our terms, fine, otherwise he stays here another year and we more than happy.
” It won’t be easy, however for an artist like him there is no Covid discount.”
Voller likewise firmly insisted that Havertz will be staying put up until Leverkusen’s Europa League journey draws to a close, with a quarter-final meeting versus Inter up next on Monday.
” Of course he will play [in the Europa League quarter-final], likewise because he wishes to,” he stated. “I am a bit old-fashioned: for me a season is over when it all ends.
” No one leaves. Now, with Covid-19, there have been transfers before completion of the season, but not from us.”
Havertz has actually been thought about as one of the very best young skills in Germany and talkSPORT’s Ally McCoist thinks he has similarities to Bayern Munich and Chelsea legend Michael Ballack.
” I have actually seen him play since undoubtedly Rangers drew them in the UEFA Cup and he looks a bit special,” the Scot said.
” He does not play and look unlike a young Michael Ballack believe it or not. He’s got that.
” They’re comparing him [to Ballack], which is a bit unfair, but at the exact same time he’s got that appearance about him.
” He’s an attacking midfielder, who’s very, great.”