Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has stated that Kai Havertz may not be available for selection in Europa League clash with Rangers in August which suggests Chelsea may follow up on their interest in the German star.
The Blues boss Frank Lampard is eager strengthen his squad with conducted some of his transfer business early by capturing Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner before summer transfer window reopen.
Despite Blues boss Lampard secured the deal of two talented attackers, he still in market to making waves in a bid to close the gap to 2019/20 Premier League champions Liverpool and Manchester city, who win the league for 2018/19 campaign.
And Leverkusen star Kai Havertz has been highlighted as a potential star who could light up at Stamford Bridge for many years to come.
However, no official bid has yet been made according to Frank Lampard, who described the German international as a top player during press conference when Chelsea preparing for City clash.
He said: ‘He’s obviously a top player but we’re not going to comment on other players at other teams’. ‘No bids have gone in.’
With Bayer Leverkusen face Mainz in their final league match for this campaign this afternoon, manager Peter Bosz answered questions on if it could be Havertz’s last match for the club.
Leverkusen still have the German final match against Bayern Munich and Europa League secon-leg clash with Rangers to play over the coming months.
But Bosz was not 100 per cent convinced he will be able to call upon his star man.
‘I certainly don’t have the impression that this will be his last game for the club,’ Bosz said.
‘He is still under contract with us and I have to assume that he will be with us next season too.
‘That will include the German Cup Final next month and the next Europa League game against Rangers in August.
‘Of course, that’s all dependent on nothing happening before then.’
Meanwhile,Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller is hopeful of Kai Havertz remaining at the BayArena beyond this month.
But he was also not overly optimistic of fending off a potential approach from Chelsea or any of the other European powerhouses said to be interested.
‘We haven’t given up hope that he’ll stay with us,’Voller told ARD.
‘We try to give him every possibility that he cancall up his qualities. He made that outstanding in the second half of the season.’
Havertz, 21, who has been one of the stars of the Bundesliga for the past two campaigns, having scored 12 goals and contributed six assists in the Bundesliga this season.