Chelsea Transfer News Roundup: Blues submit €60 million opening bid for top target, £26 million price tag slapped on midfielder, and – 3rd August 2020
Chelsea have finally submitted their opening bid of around €60 million for the services of Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz. The Stamford Bridge outfit has been heavily linked with a move for the 21 year old in the ongoing transfer window and there’s a growing consensus that Havertz will be a Chelsea player sooner rather than later.According to football transfer expert Ian McGarry a contingent from Chelsea, which included Petr Cech, had traveled to Germany to negotiate a transfer for the highly coveted forward. However, the opening €60 million (€50 million + €10 million in add-ons) bid from Chelsea was way short of the €90 million valuation of Havertz by Leverkusen. McGarry said:
“It is our understanding that Chelsea met with Bayer Leverkusen officials this week. Petr Cech had visited Leverkusen to speak to officials there and the player about a possible move to Stamford Bridge.
“That has resulted in an opening bid of 50m euros plus 10m euros in add-ons.
“Leverkusen continue to value the player at 90m euros. That is something Chelsea feel is not a fair price for the 21-year-old. However, they are obviously keen to get the player and are willing to pay.”