Kai Havertz is expected to make a decision on his future shortly and has reportedly scheduled a meeting with Bayer Leverkusen after the DFB Pokal final on July 4 to discuss a potential summer departure.
Germany international has established himself as one of the most talented teenagers in European football after a stellar Bundesliga season in which he has racked up 12 goals and six assists for fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
It’s understood Bavarians and Blues are battling it out for Kai’s signature and reports earlier this week claimed the latter had submitted an £80m bid for the playmaker.
Chelsea manager responded to the talks at his press conference on Wednesday and labelled Havertz a ‘top player’ but the London giants boss denied that a bid had been made for the highly-rated young talent.
However, the 21-year-old attacker is open to a move to England and wants to play UCL football next campaign which Blues would be able to provide should they hold onto fourth place in the PL. The German playmaker is preparing to hold showdown talks with Bundesliga giants in the wake of their cup final clash with Bayern Munich.
The German giants stay hopeful that they can convince Kai to stay on for at least another campaign even if they are just able to offer him Europa League football next term.
Earlier this month, Bundesliga giants chief Fernando Carro admitted the club were resigned to the fact that Kai is set for the ‘next step’ in his career amid interest from some of Europe’s top clubs.