Bayer Leverkusen Give Chelsea Deadline in Kai Havertz Pursuit

20 August 2020

Dubbed the German ‘wonderkid’ by many, Kai Havertz has been the target of Chelsea FC of late. The Bayer Leverkusen star is just 21-years old and is rumoured to be worth as much as £90million! The London-based football club were hoping for some sort of deal where a ‘corona discount’ could shave off a few million, but Bayer are not having any of it and have insisted he is worth the full asking price.

Could Havertz be joining fellow German Timo Werner in a move to Stamford Bridge? Many believe so but the ‘will he, won’t he’ has been going on far too long for Bayer’s liking which is why they have ordered Chelsea to make a decision by August 28th!

August 20th saw ‘the blues’ resubmit an offer for £77million for the star and it was widely reported in the mainstream media that the two teams and Havertz were due to meet in person that day to discuss the deal. It’s also rumoured that the initial asking price has been lowered to £86m, making the current bid of £77m just £9m shy, but it’s still a lot lower than expected.

Taking to Twitter to keep his fans updated, the star wrote: “Havertz latest. Chelsea have offered 85 mill Euro. Leverkusen will accept 95 mill. Negotiations ongoing.” But not all eyes are on this deal! Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Frank Lampard to sort his defence out and has insisted that he should think about adding two new defenders to the team.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, Hasselbaink said: “I think he [Lampard] will address the back four. I think if you’re going to play Jorginho you need to do something about your defence. He can’t defend like N’Golo Kante can but he’s very good on the ball. You need players who can defend one against one. In a central area they need to improve. I definitely think when Kante doesn’t play they lose those legs in the middle of the park. He might look at something there.”

EPL Fixtures for Chelsea

In other Chelsea news, the fixtures for the 2020/2021 Premier League season have been released and here they are:

  • Mon 14 Sep: Brighton and Hove Albion Away
  • Sat 19 Sep: Liverpool Home
  • Sat 26 Sep: West Bromwich Albion Away
  • Sat 3 Oct: Crystal Palace Home
  • Sat 17 Oct: Southampton Home
  • Sat 24 Oct: Manchester United Away
  • Sat 31 Oct: Burnley Away
  • Sat 7 Nov: Sheffield United Home
  • Sat 21 Nov: Newcastle United Away
  • Sat 28 Nov: Tottenham Hotspur Home
  • Sat 5 Dec: Leeds United Home
  • Sat 12 Dec: Everton Away
  • Tue 15 Dec: Wolverhampton Wanderers Away
  • Sat 19 Dec: West Ham United Home
  • Sat 26 Dec: Arsenal Away
  • Mon 28 Dec: Aston Villa Home
  • Sat 2 Jan: Manchester City Home
  • Tue 12 Jan: Leicester City Away
  • Sat 16 Jan: Fulham Away
  • Wed 27 Jan: Wolverhampton Wanderers Home
  • Sat 30 Jan: Burnley Home
  • Wed 3 Feb: Tottenham Hotspur Away
  • Sat 6 Feb: Sheffield United Away
  • Sat 13 Feb: Newcastle United Home
  • Sat 20 Feb: Southampton Away
  • Sat 27 Feb: Manchester United Home
  • Sat 6 Mar: Everton Home
  • Sat 13 Mar: Leeds United Away
  • Sat 20 Mar: Liverpool Away
  • Sat 3 Apr: West Bromwich Albion Home
  • Sat 10 Apr: Crystal Palace Away
  • Sat 17 Apr: Brighton & Hove Albion Home
  • Sat 24 Apr: West Ham United Away
  • Sat 1 May: Fulham Home
  • Sat 8 May: Manchester City Away
  • Wed 12 May: Arsenal Home
  • Sat 15 May: Leicester City Home
  • Sun 23 May: Aston Villa Away