Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz is ‘dreaming’ of a move to the Premier League this summer, according to his team-mate Wendell.
The 21-year-old is one of the best creative midfielder in world football thanks to his performances in the Bundesliga, and he has been heavily linked with a move to some of the top clubs in Europe.
He has scored 16 goals from the middle of the park for Leverkusen this season, showing huge maturity in his performances and gaining the attention of clubs like Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
But it is the Blues who would appear to have the edge in the tug of war over the German midfielder after his team-mate Wendell admitted Havertz has his heart set on a move to England.
Chelsea have shown a statement of their intent for next campaign in signing Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech and highly-rated RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.
The addition of Havertz – rated at around £75million – would make them serious contenders for the Premier League title with both Liverpool and Manchester City.
And Brazilian left-back Wendell, backed him to be a success if he does end up moving to the Premier League and called him ‘a complete player’.
‘Psychologically, the Germans are very focused people,’ said, as reported by the Sun.
‘They are very concentrated on what they want. If he goes to the Premier League, he will learn a lot. I think Kai dreams of playing there. He has that desire, and I think he decides to play in England he will be a success.
‘He’s a complete player. If you play him as a No9 or No10 a little bit behind, or if you put him out wide, he’ll know what to do.
‘He has a facility to understand what the manager wants. He finishes well with both feet. He’s strong with his head, he has good technique.’
In addition to his goal threat this season, Havertz has provided eight assists for his team-mates to help them in their bid for a top four spot.
Having joined Leverkusen’s academy at 11, he made his debut for the club just six years later as he was introduced in 2016. He has gone on to play 147 times, scoring 44 times – including 20 last season.
Last week Chelsea boss Frank Lampard called him a ‘top player’, but said the club had not placed a bid and refused to comment further.
‘He is obviously a top player but we are not going to comment on players of other teams. No bids have gone in.’
But according to the highly reliable Telegraph writer Matt Law, Chelsea’s officials will submit a bid for Kai Havertz and immediately make progress in discussions with Leverkusen after this weekend’s German Cup final against Bayern Munich.