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Chelsea 'still £20m short of Kai Havertz valuation'

Chelsea 'still £20m short of Kai Havertz valuation'
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Chelsea are reportedly still £20m short of Bayer Leverkusen's asking price for Kai Havertz, with the German club demanding £90m but Chelsea hoping for a £70m deal.

Chelsea are reportedly still some way short of Bayer Leverkusen's asking price for midfielder Kai Havertz.

The Blues have already been busy during the summer window, bringing in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, and Havertz is understood to be the next name on their list of targets.

The 21-year-old is thought to be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge too, and Chelsea were given the green light to step up their pursuit after the Bundesliga outfit were eliminated from the Europa League earlier this week.

However, Sky Sports News reports that the fee is proving to be a sticking point in negotiations, with Leverkusen holding out for £90m.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are hoping to strike a deal worth closer to £70m, which would take their summer spending to more than £150m already.

Frank Lampard is also thought to be in a market for a new left-back and goalkeeper during the ongoing window and so is eager to keep as much money left over for those targets too.

Chelsea could yet face competition for the playmaker, though, with Manchester United linked with an interest should they be unable to land top target Jadon Sancho.

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