Abramovich would spend millions to buy Kai Havertz if he wants, former Blues boss says

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Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Kai Havertz, and reports even claim that the Blues have agreed a deal in principle with the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen star.

It is believed that the German side will try to make as much money as possible from the sale of Kai Havertz, and figures around £70m to £90m are being touted.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea interim manager Avram Grant has revealed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would have no issue spending the money to sign Havertz, despite the club having signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

Speaking to Stats Perform News, Grant said: “Abramovich didn’t have a problem with money before! When he wants something, he buys it.

“He doesn’t do things to save money. Whether they have more or less money, I don’t think it’s important.

“What I think is important is that they started to use the academy. They spent so much money on it and they didn’t give anyone a chance [before]. My policy at Chelsea was that we wanted one third of the squad as under-21 players, because you cannot invest a lot into the academy and not give them a chance.

“Now, not as a policy, they gave them a chance, and Frank has done a great job. Michael Emenalo, a director, was always complaining that we invested a lot of money in them [academy players] but we don’t give them a chance.

“When you have a good young player, they can develop a lot and there are a lot of good talents at Chelsea, and we’re in a good phase for the coming years.

“With a good signing they can compete with Liverpool or Man City. [Havertz] has the quality. We need to wait and see [if he’s the one to bridge the gap].”

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