Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has insists that the club have not given up hope of keeping playmaker Kai Havertz after Chelsea opened talks to sign the 20-year-old star.
On Tuesday reports claimed, Chelsea are reportedly preparing a £75million bid for Havertz as they bid to united the attacking midfielder with forward Timo Werner.
The 20-year-old midfielder has established himself as one of the most coveted young players in Europe after an impressive season in the Bundesliga.
His impressive performance attracted interest from top clubs across the Europe with Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich all linked with a summer bid.
The west London also been touted as potential destination, after Frank Lampard’s side stepped up their interest by opening talks for the 20-year-old.
The reports explains in details that Chelsea ready to spend heavily to win the race, with Havertz’s market value sitting north of £75m and the player under contract until 2022.
However, when about Havertz’s situation on Tuesday evening, Voller claimed Bayer Leverkusen are in good position and predicted that speculation will increase if he plays like this now.
‘We haven’t given up hope that he’ll stay with us,’ former Germany Voller told ARD.
‘We try to give him every possibility that he can call up his qualities.
‘He did an outstanding job in the second half of the season.’
Havertz, who left out of Leverkusen’s squad that defeat FC Saarbruecken in the DFB Pokal on Tuesday evening, having scored 15 goals and registered eight assists in 38 appearances in all competitions this season.
Despite attracted interest from top clubs across the continent, Chelsea hope the lure of being able to team Havertz up with his Germany teammate Werner will help them land the attacking midfielder.
Werner, 24, who scored 31 goals and contributed 13 assists in all competitions for Leipzig this term, has agreed in principle to join Chelsea in a stunning deal worth £53million move on wages of £180,000-a-week.
The signing of Havertz- who like Werner can also play as a centre forward or a winger – would give Chelsea an impressive array of attacking options along with England stars Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, and winger Hakim Ziyech, a £38m signing from Ajax.