Havertz had emerged as a clear possibility to leave the Bundesliga for the Premier League. Chelsea and United are reported to have fought for the signature of the Bayer Leverkusen attacker. Bayern was able to hold Germany international in his home country though.
According to the Telegraph, Bayern Munich is favorites for signing Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz.
The race is heating up for Havertz, heavily linked to the Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool trio of the Premier League. Real Madrid is also reportedly interested, but Bayern champions of the Bundesliga are in pole position to bring Germany to Bavaria internationally as they are also looking to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City.
The 21-year-old defensive midfielder, who has been closely linked to Chelsea in recent days along with Man City’s Leroy Sane, is regarded as a potential part of a new-look frontline by the German giants.
It’s uncertain how Bayern can fund both deals but they’re closer to Bayer ‘s valuation of their main player than Chelsea, according to the source. Many sources say that in fact, Bayern is out of the fight for Germany globally, as they are trying to improve other positions.
The 21-year-old is already one of the most sought-after stars in the world, so potential teams might need to spend at least £ 75 m to make this deal possible.
However, as Bayer is not under any pressure to sell, they could press for an even higher transfer price that could be a problem for the Blues who have already negotiated the transfer from Ajax to Hakim Ziyech and all but likely to close the deal with Timo Werner for RB Leipzig in the nearest future.