Signs continue to point towards Chelsea pulling off a third massive statement of intent, and perhaps the biggest one yet, by signing midfield wonderkid Kai Havertz this summer. After Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, getting Kai Havertz would truly be a throwback to historic summers of 2003-06 or even 2012, especially if defensive reinforcements were to follow as well.
Havertz is reportedly set for showdown talks with his current club, Bayer Leverkusen at some point soon, but the rumor mill already seems to have the outcome of those talks. The Guardian’s reporting this morning that Havertz wants to leave this summer (as opposed to next) and “a move to London appeals” to him (as opposed to, say, Madrid). Meanwhile, over in Germany, Christian Falk’s claiming that Havertz’s entourage are well aware of the Chelsea interest — i.e. the interest is “real” not just a rumor — although there’s been no official bid yet. Teams tend to not bid until there’s solid confidence that a deal can be achieved, and we certainly seem to be moving in that direction.
The Havertz talk meshes quite well with the concurrent reports of Jorginho possibly heading towards the exit door. Any fee received for the 28-year-old would certainly be put to good use if donated to the Kai Fund.