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Kai Havertz linked with shock move to Chelsea’s rivals Arsenal – but Blues must lower £70million asking price

Bynewsmagzines

Jun 9, 2023
Kai Havertz linked with shock move to Chelsea's rivals Arsenal - but Blues must lower £70million asking price


Arsenal have been linked with a shock move to bring Chelsea forward Kai Havertz to the Emirates.

But it has been reported that the Gunners have no interest in meeting the Blues’ £70million asking price.

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Chelsea forward Havertz has been linked with a move away from Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty
Arsenal are claimed to be interested in signing the Germany international

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Arsenal are claimed to be interested in signing the Germany internationalCredit: Getty

The 23-year-old is facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge, leading Real Madrid to weigh up a potential move.

It has been claimed that Los Blancos have identified the German as a possible replacement for Karim Benzema who has left to join Al Ittihad.

But according to The Telegraph, Arsenal are also in the race to secure the ex-Bayer Leverkusen star’s services.

However both teams have baulked at Chelsea’s £70m valuation of the player.

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It has been said that any potential suitor will refuse to pay any more than £50m for Havertz this summer.

Chelsea would be willing to part ways with Havertz, who they paid £75m for in 2020.

And Havertz himself is open to a new adventure away from west London having not indicated any desire to extend his contract beyond 2025.

In what is a boost for Arsenal, it is believed that Chelsea will not force Havertz into joining a club offering the biggest fee, and will take into consideration his preference.

Havertz joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in 2020

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Havertz joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in 2020Credit: Getty

Havertz, who scored Chelsea’s winner against Manchester City in the 2021 Champions League final, was guilty of inconsistent performances this season.

In total, he scored just nine goals in all competitions from his 47 outings – chipping in with just a solitary assist.

He is so far yet to reach double digits in any of his three campaigns in the Premier League.

Havertz could be one of many high-profile players that will be shown the exit door by Chelsea this summer.

talkSPORT understands that Mason Mount has agreed personal terms with Manchester United, while Mateo Kovacic is closing in on a switch to Manchester City.

And fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante could be on his way out to join Saudi Arabia side Al Ittihad.

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