Why Chelsea may pull out of race for Kai Havertz

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The Blues are keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz this summer.

However, according to German football expert, Raphael Honigstein, the Blues may pull out of race to sign Havertz this summer due to Bayer Leverkusen’s asking price which is believed to be in excess of €100 million.

“Well Chelsea are among a number of clubs who are interested in Kai Havertz, why wouldn’t they be?” Honigstein said on Sky Sports and cited by Daily Express.

“Kai Havertz has only just turned 21, in a more technical sense maybe more of a provider than finisher.

“But he can also play as a false number nine as well. He really is the most talented German of his generation. I think everybody in European football wants him, Chelsea have shown the ability to move quickly with Werner.

“They have come into the conversation perhaps where they wouldn’t necessarily of been so high up in the possible options for him. But as far as I know there’s no concrete developments happening for him.

“They are talking to him of course but that is no different from literally everybody who is talking to him. It comes down to the sticking point which is Leverkusen’s valuation.

“They want nothing less than €100million plus, maybe €120m for a player who is worth the money. But the current market doesn’t find clubs necessarily ready to put that much money on the table.”

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