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Kai Havertz 'not a priority' for Chelsea as surprise transfer claim made

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Chelsea might not be interested in signing Kai Havertz this summer unless Bayer Leverkusen continue to drop their asking price for the attacker. That’s the opinion of ESPN pundit Gab Marcotti, who believes the Blues revealed their approach to transfers when they bought Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner without much speculation.

Frank Lampard is continuing to make waves in the transfer window.

The Blues have already forked out £90million on Werner and Ziyech, as club chiefs are keen to improve their attacking options next season.

They aren’t done there, however, as reports suggest they are keen to sign Havertz from Leverkusen when the window opens.

The Bundesliga giants are demanding a hefty fee for the 21-year-old, and the attacker will apparently cost upwards of £90m.

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Havertz is believed to be keen on heading to Stamford Bridge this summer, with reports suggesting Chelsea is his club of choice.

But Marcotti believes Chelsea have already shown their hand when it comes to transfers this summer, and it could be the case that much of the speculation is coming from inside Havertz’s camp in order to drum up interest.

He referenced the lack of speculation before Chelsea signed Ziyech and Werner respectively, and suggested that the rumours surrounding Havertz could be a ploy to get other clubs interested.

Marcotti did, however, insist that if the Blues are able to sign him, they should pull the trigger – but that he shouldn’t be a priority heading into the transfer window.

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“People have talked about Kai Havertz so much,” he said to ESPN FC.

“I get a little suspicious because it’s the same people talking over and over.

“It’s obviously coming from his agent that he wants to leave the club, that Chelsea are the favourites… It’s just weird that they say it so explicitly.

“If you remember the Hakim Ziyech situation, or the Timo Werner situation, it was all quiet quiet quiet, here it’s almost like they’re trying to coax people out.

“They were talking about £100m, now they’re talking about maybe £80m or maybe add-ons…

“I don’t know, if you can get Havertz at the right price, then get him.

“But I don’t think he should be a priority for Chelsea, and I don’t think he is a priority for Chelsea.

“I think it’s just if the price keeps dropping, sure, they’ll get him and raise money elsewhere.”

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