Report: Chelsea in pole position to sign Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz is reportedly eager to leave his current club with Chelsea leading the race to sign the attacking midfielder.

There have been several reports about Chelsea’s pursuit of the 21-year-old recently.

The Guardian‘s report says Chelsea are the favourites to sign Havertz who “cannot wait a year before leaving Leverkusen”.

The report also said a move to London appeals to the player.

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The Independent journalist Kevin Palmer reported that Havertz has already “set his heart” on a move to Chelsea this summer.

Although the transfer fee is still to be agreed, the signing would be a statement from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, he added.

A report from Germany by SportBild’s Christian Falk said Chelsea are yet to submit an offer to Leverkusen, but the management of the player knows about the interest.

A few days ago, SportBild also ran a story claiming Havertz was to have a meeting with Leverkusen after their loss in DFB Pokal final against Bayern Munich to discuss his future.

Leverkusen missed out on Champions League spots this season as they finished fifth in Bundesliga.

Havertz finished the season as their top scorer with 12 goals. Across all competitions, he netted 17 times and laid out eight assists.

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