Chelsea ‘could save £20m on Kai Havertz if Bayer Leverkusen fail to qualify for the Champions League… which would bring forward closer to their £70m valuation’
- Chelsea are keen to make Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz their third signing
- They have already snapped up Timo Werner and Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech
- The Blues could save money on Havertz depending on where Leverkusen finish
Chelsea could be handed a boost in their chase of Kai Havertz if current club Bayer Leverkusen fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to reports.
The Stamford Bridge side continued their business for the upcoming window on Thursday as they sealed the signature of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, having already signed Hakim Ziyech.
They are also thought to be desperate to snap up Germany international Havertz, but it has been reported that Leverkusen will want £90million for him.
Chelsea may save £20m on Kai Havertz if Bayer Leverkusen miss out on the Champions League
But Football.London are reporting that if they do not qualify for the Champions League, that price will fall dramatically.
Frank Lampard’s side are thought to view him as a £70m player, and Leverkusen would let him go for around that figure if they did not make the competition.
They are currently on course to do so as they are fourth in the Bundesliga.
Leverkusen are a point clear of Borussia Monchengladbach with two Bundesliga games remaining – with the fifth-placed side having a better goal difference.
Frank Lampard is looking to reconstruct his Chelsea side and has already made two signings
The Stamford Bridge club confirmed the arrival of striker Timo Werner on Wednesday
Havertz and Co will face Hertha Berlin and then Mainz in their last two games while Monchengladbach take on Paderborn and then Hertha themselves.
Leverkusen chief executive Fernando Carro has also admitted Havertz could leave the club if he wants to.
‘Many clubs are interested in him,’ he said to German paper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. ‘I see the player’s wish to take the next step sometime in the near future.
‘You have to respect that as much as the fact that he has a contract in until 2022.’
Leverkusen’s CEO has also admitted that Havertz may want to take the ‘next step’ in the future