Leverkusen chief promises ‘solution’ over Chelsea, Man Utd target’s future


Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro says he is well aware of the interest from across Europe – including from Chelsea and Manchester United – in Kai Havertz.

Havertz broke into the Leverkusen side in 2016 and, at 20 years of age, he has already made 144 appearances.

The midfielder has been on several clubs’ radars for some time but his performances since the Bundesliga resumed last month have been particularly impressive.

His five goals in five appearances have caught the eye, given that the Bundesliga restarted ahead of Europe’s other leagues.

As such, reports claim Chelsea and United are keen on the midfielder, who is worth upwards of £70million.

Bayern Munich also hold an interest and are in “pole position” for his signature, one claim says.

Speaking to Kolner Stadt Anzeiger, Carro acknowledged that “many clubs”want Havertz in the upcoming transfer window.

He also vowed to find an amicable solution to the player’s future that serves his own and the player’s desires.


“I can see that many clubs are interested in him,” the CEO said.

“Kai has been with us for 10 years. I see the wish of the player to take his next step sometime in the near future, which you have to respect, just as you have to respect the fact that he has a contract with us until 2022.

“You have to try to find a solution where the player’s goal can be reconciled with ours. At the moment nobody can say for sure what will happen.”


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Elsewhere, Timo Werner is reportedly willing to miss RB Leipzig’s Champions League quarter-final tie to speed up his Chelsea move.

Several reports earlier this month claimed Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle to sign Werner.

The Blues will activate the release clause in his contract, which is worth around £50million.

Fresh reports claim Werner is willing to get his Chelsea move through quicker by freeing himself from the Champions League.

Lisbon will likely hold the rest of the tournament with one-legged ties in August until the final.

Leipzig beat Tottenham convincingly over two legs to reach the last eight in March.

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