There have been rumors about Kai Havertz wanting to move to Chelsea. Although having 17 goals in 43 games for Bayern Leverkusen, it isn’t enough for the 21-year-old. He wants to be on a team that can go to tournaments. Which is why Havertz will only move to Chelsea if they can qualify for Champions League.
The young star wants to be transferred to Chelsea beside Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech. Leverkusen has Havertz listed at £75 million. However, Chelsea would have to pay the £90 buyout clause. They have already agreed to do so if they can pay in installments.
Real Madrid is also reportedly wanting the young star. But they would need to sell some players before they would have the financial means to do it.
SportBild head of football, Christian Falk, has reportedly said that Havertz would like to leave Leverkusen due to their inability to qualify for tournaments. They finished fifth in Bundesliga this season and was runner up to Bayern Munich in the German Cup.
Chelsea still has a chance to qualify for Champions League next year. They are currently placed in third with Leicester City behind. Manchester United is also trailing behind in fifth. Leicester has three Premier League games left to complete and Chelsea has four. Man U has a total of five games left. Their game on Monday against Southampton is a big one. If Man U win they can advance to third place.
The race for third and fourth place is close. Chelsea may not make it if they continue to have games as they did on Sunday against Sheffield United. They had a 0-3 loss to Sheffield, which kept them close in points to Leicester.
There may be another way though. Manchester City is currently under investigation about their finances between 2012 to 2016. If found of fraudulent activity, they could face a two-year ban on European play.
Overall, the chances of Havertz completing his move to Chelsea is high. The team and Frank Lampard will just need to work hard enough to make it happen. It would be a plus-plus situation. They would qualify for Champions League next year, as well as, gaining another striker for the team.