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Bayer Leverkusen ‘confident’ Kai Havertz will not be at Chelsea before Europa League

BAYER LEVERKUSEN boss Peter Bosz is “confident” Chelsea target Kai Havertz will be around for next month’s Europa League campaign.

The German playmaker, 21, is expected to join the Blues in a potential £90million switch.

Leroy Sane let slip at his Bayern Munich unveiling that a deal had been done.

But should Havertz be confirmed by Chelsea, there are question marks over whether he will join immediately or link up with Frank Lampard’s squad at the end of August.

It’s reckoned Stamford Bridge technical director Petr Cech is flying to Leverkusen this weekend to sort out such details.

But the Bundesliga side’s boss Bosz is confident he will be able to call upon Havertz when Leverkusen face Rangers in their Europa League round of 16 second leg on August 6.

Bosz declared: “Kai Havertz will be there right at the start of the training session.

“I am confident he will also be with us in the Europa League.”

Havertz has had a brilliant season for Leverkusen with 17 goals and nine assists in 43 games.

However, he is ready to move on after they missed out on a Champions League spot.

Real Madrid and Manchester United were heavily linked with Havertz.

But it is reckoned Chelsea have won the race for his signature and are ready to fork out mammoth wages worth £140,000-a-week.

That’s despite the Blues yet to agree a fee with Leverkusen, who want a £70m offer to become £90m – even if it has to be paid through instalments.

Chelsea are looking to go big in the transfer window this summer and have already completed deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.


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