Highly-rated creative midfielder Kai Havertz, who has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge certainly made an impression for Bayer Leverkusen against Inter Milan.
On Monday evening where Germans giants exited from Europa League with a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan, Kai Havertz was netted his side only goal of the game.
Midfielder Nicolo Barella put Inter ahead after 15 minutes, driving the ball home after Lukaku’s shot was blocked, and six minutes later the Belgian striker got on the score-sheet when he displayed his strength by holding off defender Edmond Tapsoba before firing home.
Leverkusen winger Kai Havertz, reported to be a transfer target of Premier League club Chelsea, pulled a goal back for the Germans giants, slotting through the legs of Samir Handanovic for his 18th of the season.
Havertz, meanwhile, may have played his final game for Leverkusen after they eliminated by Inter Milan in the Europa League quarter-final stage last night.
The 21-year-old highly-rated creative midfielder remains Frank Lampard priority after they secured the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner as the Blues boss look to build a new-look attack ahead of next season.
The German star understood is desperate to play for Frank Lampard and Chelsea next season, while the west London club believe they can strike a deal in the region of £70million.
Bayer Leverkusen 1️⃣-2️⃣ Inter Milan
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Kai had a good game and scored a nice goal but it wasn’t enough to save Leverkusen from succumbing to a loss which ends their season.
Leverkusen’s European exit has removed one major roadblock, given that the Bundesliga club’s sporting director Rudi Voller insisted that Kai Havertz would not leave before the end of their Europa League campaign.
But when Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz asked whether Kai Havertz had played his final game for the club, Bosz has joked that Blue target will join Heracles Almelo after the German side lost in the Europa League quarter-finals.
‘Yes, I can exclusively announce he’ll play for [Dutch outfit] Heracles Almelo,’ said Bosz.
Meanwhile, Bundesliga club’s sporting director Rudi Voller says any club wanting to buy Havertz must pay the asking price otherwise he will stay at the BayArena for another year.
When Asked if Leverkusen have agreed to sell Havertz, Voller told La Gazzetta dello Sport : ‘No, but with his talent, it means he’s on the list of all the best clubs.
‘We know of the interest of a couple of clubs, especially Chelsea, but for us, the situation is quite simple: he has a two-year contract, if anyone wants him on our terms, fine, otherwise he stays here another year and we are happy.
‘It won’t be easy, but for an artist like him there is no Covid discount.’