Just In: Antonio Rudiger make bid Kai Havertz transfer admission

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is keen to see his German team-mate Kai Havertz join the Blues this summer.

The Leverkusen creative midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and Rudiger is hoping his German compatriot will sign for Chelsea.

When asked about Chelsea transfer target Havertz, the Blues defender Rudiger told Sky Germany: ‘Kai is talented, when I saw him train with the Germany national team I was like, “wow!”

‘I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t want him at Chelsea.’

Havertz, meanwhile, will discuss his future with Bayer Leverkusen chief later this week as German star keen on move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The 21-year-old were on score-sheet in Leverkusen 4-2 German Cup final defeat to Bayern Munich at Berlin on Saturday evening.

The BayArena side have failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League via the Bundesliga after finishing fifth, leaving a Europa League triumph their only hope of making it to UEFA’s premier competition in 2020-21.

And according to Germany Newspaper BILD, claims that Havertz has requesting a meeting to discuss his future with Leverkusen chief aim strong links to Chelsea this summer.

Reports explain in details that Chelsea have emerged as strong favourites to land the German star this summer despite Bayern Munich and Real Madrid also show interest in sign talented playmaker.


The Blues have already secured the signed of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for a combined £81million this summer but Frank Lampard still keen to strengthen his attacking options with Havertz, who scored 18 goals and contributing nine assists across all the competitions for Leverkusen this season.

Meanwhile, the young German has teased Blues fans over the transfer, liking a tweet reading ‘announce Havertz’ on Twitter.

Alongside Werner, Chelsea are building a team with increasing Bundesliga flavour, with Antonio Rudiger, Christian Pulisic and Andreas Christensen all having enjoyed spells in Germany.

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