Leverkusen are adamant they won’t lose their star man for a cut-price fee and sporting director Rudi Voller was quick to warn potential suitors prior to the game.
“We know of the interest of a couple of clubs, especially Chelsea, but for us, the situation is quite simple – he has a two-year contract, if anyone wants him on our terms, fine, otherwise he stays here another year and we are happy,” Voller said.
“It won’t be easy, but for an
like him there is no COVID discount.
“For me, he’s the best I’ve seen at Leverkusen, and I’ve been here for a lifetime. We had Emerson, [Michael] Ballack, Ze Roberto, [Toni] Kroos, but he’s on top.”
Blues boss Frank Lampard is a big fan of Havertz and the club want to make him one of their highest earners.