Bayer Leverkusen chiefs will be dreading their next meeting with star man Kai Havertz, with the youngster keen to discuss his future amid Chelsea interest.
The 21-year-old’s injury-time penalty proved a mere consolation as Bayern Munich romped to DFL Pokal glory over Leverkusen with a 4-2 victory in Berlin on Saturday.
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.
Kai Havertz wants to discuss his future with Bayer Leverkusen after defeat in the DFL Pokal
The wonderkid’s injury-time penalty was not enough as Bayern Munich won 4-2 in Berlin
With Champions League qualification unlikely, Havertz’s move to Chelsea is looking likely
Interest in Havertz has snowballed over the years and culminated in strong links to Chelsea this summer, with the midfielder requesting a meeting to discuss his future with Leverkusen bosses, according to Bild.
The Blues have emerged as strong favourites to land the star this summer, with Bild also reporting that Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are cooling their pursuit of Havertz this season.
Frank Lampard has already secured the arrival of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for a combined £81m this summer, seemingly excellent business before many of the west Londoners’ rivals have dipped into the market at all.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are looking like an increasingly attractive option for players
Lampard has secured Timo Werner from the Bundesliga this season and could add Havertz
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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