Bayer Leverkusen are planning to reinvest the money they gained from the sale of Kai Havertz into either a Tottenham or Arsenal player, according to reports.
Leverkusen sold Havertz to Chelsea for a fee in the region of £70m last week. The midfielder is the latest player to sign up at Stamford Bridge after a busy transfer window for the Blues.
And his move to Chelsea could have a knock-on effect on their rivals. According to the Telegraph, the Bundesliga club are now interested in Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin or Tottenham’s Serge Aurier.
Right-back is one of the areas Bayer are looking to strengthen as they prepare for a season in which they want to challenge for the Europa League.
Both Bellerin and Aurier have been linked with exits from their respective clubs, which could give Leverkusen an opportunity.
Tottenham recently completed a deal to sign Matt Doherty from Wolves. That means Aurier has fallen down the pecking order, and Spurs are happy for him to leave.
AC Milan have been heavily linked with the Ivory Coast international. However, Leverkusen could now pose a threat to their bid.
Meanwhile, Arsenal could reluctantly say goodbye to Bellerin if they receive an offer of £30m. PSG have already submitted a bid of £25m.
The Spanish right-back would be willing to consider a new challenge away from the Emirates Stadium. Juventus and Bayern Munich, both champions of their respective leagues, also admire him.
Report reveals why Man Utd snubbed Havertz
Leverkusen gained huge transfer funds from the sale of Havertz to Chelsea, with the Blues winning a heated race for his signature.
One rival who were not as involved in the race as they may have been expected was Manchester United.
Now, it has emerged why United did not make a bid for the German international.