Bayer Leverkusen deny Kai Havertz request to seal Chelsea transfer this week


Havertz is expected to join Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Kai Havertz will not be allowed to leave Bayer Leverkusen this week and will have to stay in Germany to conclude their Europa League campaign.

Havertz is determined to seal a move to Stamford Bridge this summer and was hoping to have any deal secured before Leverkusen’s Europa League clash with Rangers.

But Leverkusen chief Rudi Voller has publicly announced that it’s ‘set in stone’ that Havertz will complete the rest of their European quest before any move takes place.

Should Leverkusen reach the Europa League final, Havertz wouldn’t be able to move before August 21.

Voller also insists there has been no formal offer for the 21-year-old.

The two sides are thought to be about £20million apart in their valuation of the Germany international but Voller is adamant there will be no coronavirus discount and they want the full £91million fee.

Leroy Sane, who left Manchester City for Bayern Munich this summer, appeared to confirm that Havertz was on his way to Stamford Bridge last week.

Voller discussed Havertz’s summer move (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I think Germany has always had very good young German players. I can’t answer why they’re looking at young players now,’ Sane said.

‘Many young players get their chance and develop well in the Bundesliga. I think that with Werner and Havertz, which are two Germans in one year, Chelsea did a good job. 

‘Germany has good youth work and the whole world knows that. That is of course attractive for the teams abroad.’

However, if Voller is to be believed, a deal may not be as close as first thought.

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