Real Madrid are set to join the race for Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz amid Chelsea‘s interest in the £70million-rated midfielder.
Havertz is most interested in a move to the Premier League and Chelsea remain in pole position for the German international, despite the interest from Los Blancos, reported the Sun.
The Blues are expected to seal a £53million move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in the coming weeks – but Sportsmail revealed they wish to continue their Bundesliga raid with Havertz now a priority target for them.
Havertz destination for much of the regular season appeared to be Bayern Munich, after a number of impressive performances for Leverkusen.
The 20-year-old was expected to follow the footsteps of most of Germany’s best talents over the past decade in joining the Bundesliga champions.
However, Chelsea seem to be favourites to land the midfielder’s signature, but they could still face some domestic competition with Manchester United and Premier League champions elect Liverpool also eyeing up Havertz.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants to add some fresh, young faces to his midfield with his current options of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos coming to the end of their prime playing years.
Madrid could be dealt another blow to their midfield ranks, as the Real Sociedad chief Jokin Aperribay insisted that on-loan midfielder Martin Odegaard will not return to the Bernabeu this summer.
The La Liga giants have been eyeing up Rennes 17-year-old star Eduardo Camavinga, however, their pursuit has gone sightly cold due to the financial uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite Madrid expressing their interest, Havertz is more enamoured with a move to the Premier League this summer with several clubs interested.
Whilst Bayer Leverkusen have stood firm that Havertz is not for sale, they will struggle to keep hold of their biggest talent with Europe’s elite all sniffing around to sign him.
Havertz is keen to finish out the prolonged Bundesliga season with Leverkusen before making a decision on his future, but is very aware of the interest he is attracting.