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Leverkusen issue warning to Chelsea over Havertz transfer

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Bayer Leverkusen do not intend to lower their valuation of Kai Havertz despite the recent financial crisis, asserts Rudi Voller.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz enjoyed a remarkable 2019/20 Bundesliga season, scoring 12 goals and registering 6 assists in 30 games.

Havertz, hence, has been heavily linked with a move away this summer. The likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Chelsea have all been linked with his signing.

Among the aforementioned sides, Chelsea are understood to be leading the race. A few reliable journalists have reported that personal terms have already been agreed between the two parties and Chelsea are now negotiating with Leverkusen to bring down the €100m asking price.

However, director Rudi Voller recently suggested that the club are not at all interested in providing a ‘corona discount’ for their prized asset and would stick to their price tag.

“There will be no corona bonus. No matter who the player is, this is a special transfer window,” Voller told Kicker [via Goal].

Voller also insisted that Leverkusen will not sell Havertz before the end of their Europa League campaign.

“It is set in stone,” he added. “There is no new stance.”