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Kai Havertz has established himself as one of the Bundesliga’s best young talents following his impressive performances for Bayer Leverkusen and the Blues have been strongly linked with the midfielder.
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, who won the Premier League title and two FA Cup trophies during his four seasons at Chelsea, has advised Havertz against leaving Bayer Leverkusen despite interest from Chelsea.
According to Ballack, Havertz is in good hands at Bayer Leverkusen.
“Players with his quality are in demand everywhere. But I think he’s in good hands in Leverkusen,” Ballack told SportBild.
“The conditions there are perfect for young top players and their development.
“Bayer play attractive football and their training facilities are very good.
“Leverkusen also offer a cautious environment, and as a player you can make mistakes without being the focus of criticism. You should appreciate that.
“Of course a player like Kai Havertz has to play in the Champions League, so it would be important for Leverkusen to qualify for it.”