Chelsea look to have a clear path to signing Kai Havertz if they want him – it will just be a matter of stumping up the cash themselves.
Usually all the best young players in Germany are hoovered up by Bayern Munich before they get a chance to leave the Bundesliga, but in this case the German giants have repeatedly confirmed, both on and off the record, that they won’t be attempting to sign the Leverkusen star.
The Evening Standard had quotes from Bayern president Uli Hoeness where he bluntly explained that the coronavirus pandemic meant that German champions weren’t going to attempt to sign a player as highly valued as Havertz:
“I am sure that after Leroy Sane there will be no major transfers this year,” the former Germany international said.
“That has nothing to do with the quality of Havertz. We all think he is a very, very good player,” he continued.
We’re all pretty clear on that at this stage. The problem is Chelsea freeing up the funds, and the space in their squad, for the midfielder. The Blues may be in a stronger position than Bayern in the transfer market, but they’re still not able to sign indiscriminately, and will have to make careful moves