Kai Havertz will reportedly ask his club to sell him this summer amid interest from Chelsea, but the Blues may still have to face a battle over the player’s transfer fee.

The 21-year-old is reportedly inching closer to a summer exit after Bayer Leverkusen missed out on the Champions League spots this season.

Several outlets, including Bild and the Guardian, claimed Havertz is going to push for a summer exit with Chelsea in the pole position to land the Germany international.

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The Guardian’s report, however, also added that Chelsea value the attacking midfielder at closer to £70million, while Leverkusen demand a transfer fee of £90m.

Although, Havertz’s eagerness to leave this upcoming transfer window should strengthen Chelsea’s position in negotiations.

The report also pointed out qualifying for the Champions League would boost Chelsea’s transfer budget by around, £50m.

On the other hand, Leverkusen’s fifth-place finish means they would be without the revenue stream from Europe’s biggest competition next season.

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Aside from Havertz, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has reportedly prioritised signing a new left-back, with Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell on top of his list.

Although, the club are fully aware that the Foxes will hold out for a fee in the region of £70m.

While considering a move for a centre-back and a goalkeeper, the decisions for both positions will still depend on whether anybody leaves.

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