Report: Chelsea ‘told to pay £90m for Kai Havertz’; Timo Werner transfer

Chelsea, Manchester United ‘told to pay £90m for Kai Havertz’

Bayer Leverkusen have reportedly informed Chelsea and Manchester United that it will take a bid of £90m to land in-demand forward Kai Havertz.

The Germany international is considered one of the hottest talents in world football after playing a direct part in 36 Bundesliga goals since the start of last season.

Bayern Munich have a confirmed interest in the 21-year-old, while Premier League pair Chelsea and United are also supposedly prepared to spend big to land the young attacker this summer.

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However, The Express suggests that each of those clubs may be priced out of a move due to Leverkusen’s big asking price.

It is claimed that Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia plans to negotiate with the German club, but the Blues are unlikely to offer any more than £75m.

Speaking last week, former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann urged Havertz to snub United and choose Stamford Bridge as his next destination.

Julian Nagelsmann: ‘Timo Werner to Chelsea not guaranteed’

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has revealed that striker Timo Werner’s proposed switch to Chelsea “is not fixed”.

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The Blues are rumoured to have triggered the Germany international’s £54m release clause and agreed personal terms earlier this month.

No official confirmation has yet been given of a move going through this summer, though, and Nagelsmann says it is not guaranteed Werner will be a Chelsea player next season.

“The transfer is not fixed you, you have to emphasise that,” he told Sport1.

Realistically speaking, however, Nagelsmann expects Werner to depart the Red Bull Arena in the coming weeks.

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“I’m a coach with a realistic view and dreams,” he added. “I’m aware that one or another highly talented player will leave us.

“It’s up to us, then, to find new players who can follow in such big footsteps.”

Werner has played a direct part in 33 Bundesliga goals this term, level with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.

Liverpool were previously considered the frontrunners to sign the 24-year-old, while Bayern Munich have also been linked.

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