Chelsea could be handed a boost in their chase of playmaker Kia Havertz if current club Bayer Leverkusen fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to reports.
The Blues boss Frank Lampard is eager to further strengthen his squad ahead of next campaign and on Thursday they sealed the signature of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, having already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
And they are also thought to be desperate to snap up another creative midfielder Havertz, who attracted interest from top clubs across the Europe with including Manchester United and Liverpool.
Bayer Leverkusen have reportedly want £90million for Havertz, but according to Football. London, claims that if the German club fail to qualify for the Champions League, that price will fall dramatically.
Frank Lampard’s and Co thought to view Havertz, 21, as a £70million player, and Leverkusen would let him go for around that figure if they did not make the competition for next campaign.
They are currently on course to do so as they are fourth in the Bundesliga.
Bayer Leverkusen are a point clear of Borussia Monchengladbach with two Bundesliga games remaining – with the fifth-placed side having a better goal difference.
Kia Havertz and Co will face Hertha Berlin and then Mainz in their last two games while Monchengladbach take on Paderborn and then Hertha themselves.
The 21-year-old will hope to continues his fine form in their last two match for this campaign since Bundesliga’s restart last month, scoring six goals and contributed one assist.
And so far this season, he scoring 16 goals and contributing nine assists for Bayer Leverkusen.
Meanwhile, Leverkusen sporting director 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.’