Chelsea could use their German contingent to talk Kai Havertz into a move to Stamford Bridge. The 21-year-old is wanted by Frank Lampard as he targets the Premier League title next season. And signing the Bayer Leverkusen star won’t be easy with the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich keen on the playmaker, too.
Chelsea want to sign Havertz when the transfer window reopens, with Lampard of the belief he can transform his side into Premier League title contenders.
The Blues are prepared to sell as many as six players to make a deal happen, too, and have the funds to broker a deal following Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid a year ago.
However, signing Havertz won’t be easy.
Chelsea aren’t the only club keen to sign the playmaker, who scored 12 goals and registered six assists throughout the Bundesliga season.
Real Madrid are keen to snap him up.
Zinedine Zidane has coaxed the best from Luka Modric and Toni Kroos over at the Bernabeu this season, guiding them to the cusp of the La Liga title.
But Real know they require more stardust if they’re to dominate European football like they did during Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at the club.
And Zidane is a huge admirer of Havertz, with Real mulling over whether to move for the Leverkusen star now or in 12 months time.
Bayern Munich are also keen to land the Leverkusen star.
Bayern have long signed the best talent German football has to offer and would be able to offer the player a platform to challenge for the biggest and best prizes around.
Yet Chelsea could potentially move for Havertz with a little help from Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner, who can talk up the club.
Rudiger helped the west London giants sign Werner, convincing the RB Leipzig star to join him in the capital despite interest from Liverpool and Manchester United at the time.
And he could do the same with Havertz, endorsing what life in London is like to the Leverkusen star.
So too could Werner.
He’s yet to play for Chelsea but he can offer the youngster a chance to shine alongside himself for club, as well as country.
Werner and Havertz are two of the brightest talents German football has to offer and the prospect of the pair playing alongside each other at club level could appeal.
But whether Chelsea’s two German players are able to convince Havertz into making a move to Stamford Bridge is something only time will tell.
Meanwhile, transfer expert Ian McGarry has claimed the Blues could swoop for Havertz to replace Jorginho – who is wanted by Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.
“There is a strong interest from Chelsea in the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder,” McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast.
“The reason for that is… people will think Chelsea are well-stocked in midfield… it’s two-fold.
“Lampard expects and is preparing for Jorginho to leave this summer. The possible destinations are Juventus and Inter Milan.
“If so Havertz would be a very good replacement.
“The second factor is Havertz has a very good eye for goal and Lampard being Chelsea’s all-time top scorer from midfield is something he appreciates more than most.
“Lampard is desperately trying to get goals from different positions in the field, hence why they bought Timo Werner. He reckons Havertz would add about 10 or 15 goals from midfield.”