Arsenal transfer news: The Gunners have emerged as a strong contender to sign Kai Havertz but The Blues will not let him leave for cheap
Arsenal has emerged as a serious candidate to signKai Havertz, who is presently a Chelsea player and has stated his intention to leave the team this summer. Mikel Arteta’s team is prepared to battle for Havertz, following reports that Madrid is now out of the race to sign the attacker due to Chelsea’s fee.
Kai Havertz, whom the Blues paid a whopping £62.5 million to sign him from Bayer Leverkusen three years ago, has notified the team of his wish to pursue fresh opportunities. Chelsea is prepared to let the 23-year-old attacker go despite the fact that his contract expires in 2025 because of their rule against maintaining players whose contracts are about to expire. As a result, the London club is looking for a transfer price in the region of £70 million.
While Real Madrid has identified Kai Havertz as a potential successor for Karim Benzema several reports are now claiming that they have withdrawn their interest, leaving Arsenal as one of the top candidates to recruit the German attacker. Chelsea’s readiness to make a sale to their London rivals is still up in the air, though. Additionally, Havertz has drawn interest from Manchester City and Bayern Munich, intensifying the competition for his talents.
Havertz has showed flashes of his enormous brilliance since joining Chelsea, most notably by scoring the winning goals in the Club World Cup final and the 2021 Champions League final. But he has been inconsistent during his tenure at Stamford Bridge.
With only 19 goals in 91 games, his career has been impacted by playing frequently out of position as a No 9. Havertz may be given the best chance to succeed by joining Arsenal, where he could play in an attacking midfield position and make most of his flair.
The reason Chelsea wants to sell Havertz is to recuperate money following a major buying binge that saw them spend nearly £600 million on players since the previous summer. Mason Mount will go to Manchester United, Mateo Kovacic to Manchester City, and N’Golo Kante will go to Al-Ittihad for free. With these departures and the likely sale of Havertz, Chelsea would be able to restock their coffers and focus on bringing in reinforcements at various positions.
Chelsea is concurrently considering additions in important positions as they concentrate on potential departures. The team is aggressively looking for a new goalkeeper and has expressed interest in Milan’s Mike Maignan and Internazionale’s André Onana. Moisés Caicedo of Brighton and Gabri Veiga of Celta Vigo are two midfielders who have been identified as targets, and Roméo Lavia of Southampton has also been discussed.
Chelsea’s objective is to bring in new strikers and they have set their sights on Lautaro Martnez of Inter and Victor Osimhen of Napoli. In addition, Nicolas Jackson of Villarreal, who scored 13 goals last season, has drawn interest from Chelsea. Romelu Lukaku’s loan at Inter is set to expire, and he won’t likely return to Chelsea.