Report: Chelsea are £20m away from Bayer Leverkusen's asking price for Kai Havertz
Chelsea are reportedly hoping for a price reduction as Bayer Leverkusen stick with their £89.5million valuation for midfielder Kai Havertz.
According to a report from The Telegraph, Leverkusen currently value Havertz at more than €100m (£89.5m) with Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid interested in landing the 21-year-old.
This valuation, however, is around £20m more than Chelsea would hope to pay for (around £70m), the report said.
There could be a price drop if Leverkusen fail to finish in the top four of the Bundesliga, subsequently missing out on the Champions League next season.
Leverkusen currently occupy the fifth place, two points away from the fourth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach but with a game in hand and four games to play (including the game against FC Kold later today).
The report also added that Chelsea’s biggest obstacle may come if Bayern Munich are prepared to match Leverkusen’s asking price in 12 months’ time.
Although according to a report from German outlet SportBild, Bayern have now focused their attention to Manchester City’s Leroy Sane while also looking to sign a full-back.
Chelsea have already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and reportedly sealed an agreement with Timo Werner to add their attacking options for next season.
But with Willian and Pedro Rodriguez on the verge of exit, it will not be a surprise if Chelsea eventually meet Leverkusen’s demand in order to sign Havertz.