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Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz has been heavily linked with a move away from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.
According to Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Fernando Carro, Havertz’s transfer value will not drop despite the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to Sky Sports Germany, Carro said: “Kai is a top player. Top players remain valuable because there are not many of them. I assume that the market value losses will not be reflected in the transfer fees for top players.”
Last month, Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz claimed that Havertz was worth “more than €100million (£90m)”.
“Kai is 20-years-old, but this is already his fourth season in the Bundesliga,” Bosz told Dutch publication Algemeen Dagblad. “That says a lot.
“Everyone in Germany sees him as a child prodigy. He is from Aachen, has been here since he was eight. Nice boy to work with. Intelligent. He also plays the piano.
“We sold his buddy, Julian Brandt, to Borussia Dortmund last summer. Havertz suddenly became even more of an eye-catcher. A lot came to him before the winter break.
“We lost the derby at Koln and three days later also at home to Hertha Berlin. He can’t be held on to next summer. That will be a transfer of €100m. What am I saying? More than €100m!”