Kai Havertz ‘wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen because they don’t qualify for the Champions League … and Chelsea MUST finish in the top four if they want to convince him of a move to Stamford Bridge’
- Sportsmail has reported that Chelsea will make an offer for Kai Havertz
- The attacker had a fantastic season with Bayer Leverkusen scoring 17 goals
- He now wants to leave after the club did not qualify for the Champions League
- Reportedly, Chelsea must finish in the top four to entice Havertz to join
Kai Havertz will reportedly only join Chelsea as long as they qualify for next season’s Champions League.
It was previously reported that the star in Bayer Leverkusen has had enough and has informed the club that he wants to look for new pastures.
Chelsea are leading the race to sign the 21-year-old this summer and are preparing to bid for the attacker.
Kai Havertz has been consistently linked with a move to join Stamford Bridge this summer
Havertz would only participate if Chelsea qualify for next year’s Champions League
Chelsea’s Champions League hopes were beaten after a 3-0 beating by Sheffield United
However, according to SportBild’s head of football, Christian Falk, Havertz wants to leave the BayArena because they don’t qualify for the Champions League.
He adds that Chelsea must qualify for the Champions League to convince him of a move to Stamford Bridge.
This comes after Chelsea’s pursuit of a top-four finish on Saturday was damaged after falling into a heavy 3-0 defeat to high-flying Sheffield United.
If Leicester City beat Bournemouth on Sunday and Manchester United took all three points against Southampton on Monday, Chelsea would fall out of the top four.
The club will also monitor whether Manchester City will escape their two-year European ban, as the Court of Arbitration for Sport will issue its verdict on Monday.
Havertz is estimated at £ 75 million, but Chelsea would have to match his £ 90 million buyout clause if they want to praise him away from the Bundesliga club.
Chelsea is willing to match that fee, but prefers to pay it in installments.
Havertz wants to leave the BayArena after they failed to qualify for the Champions League
The attacker enjoyed a brilliant season with Bayer scoring 17 goals in all competitions
However, they could face stiff competition from Real Madrid for his signature. However, any pursuit of the Spanish giants would depend on them selling players first to fund a move.
The German striker had a brilliant season with Bayer Leverkusen, scoring 17 goals in 43 games in all competitions.
Despite his fantastic performance, the club just missed a Champions League place that finished fifth in the Bundesliga, while also finishing second in the German Cup after a loss to Bayern Munich.