Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia could decide Kai Havertz transfer fate today

Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia may act on the club’s interest in Kai Havertz after the 21-year-old plays what could be his final match for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Cup final this afternoon.

Frank Lampard’s side have been keeping close tabs on the Germany international as they are set to lose Willian and Pedro when their contracts expire at the end of the season.

The Blues have already acted decisively in capturing Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner for around £80million.

There is still plenty of money available following the sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata in recent windows.

And Lampard is weighing up whether to give Granovskaia the green light to go full stream ahead and sign Havertz.

The versatile midfielder has been one of the stars of Leverkusen’s side which played in the Champions League this year.

However, the Bundesliga side finished fifth in the table so will not compete in Europe’s premier competition next term.

For Havertz to continue plying his trade and challenging for the most prestigious trophies of them all he may have to jump ship.

Chelsea may be willing to hand the attacker the opportunity to showcase his ability in the Premier League.

Havertz will first attempt to win the German Cup final this afternoon when Leverkusen take on Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

A strong showing against Hans Flick’s side will prove one and for all that Havertz can handle the heat on the biggest stages.

Leverkusen still have a Europa League campaign to finish in August where they lead Rangers 3-1 in the last-16 first leg.

Manager Peter Bosz admitted he could be without Havertz for the second leg as he hinted Chelsea may make a move.

“I certainly don’t have the impression that this will be his last game for the club,” Boss said before the final match of the Bundesliga season.

“He is still under contract with us and I have to assume that he will be with us next season too.

“That will include the German Cup Final next month and the next Europa League game against Rangers in August.

“Of course, that’s all dependent on nothing happening before then.”


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