Bayern Munich are in pole position to sign Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz, leading Chelsea in a reported pursuit of £70 million.

According to Daily Mail, Chelsea are set to face a massive blow in the pursuit of Kai Havertz. The report claims that the Blues are apparently trailing Bayern Munich in the chase to sign the Bayer Leverkusen star, who is set to cost around £70 million this summer.

Bayern Munich are confident they can sign Leroy Sane, and they are seemingly keen on lining up the Manchester City star alongside Havertz next season as new coach Hansi Flick seeks to make a major squad overhaul in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Bavarians haven’t had much luck with the loan signing of Philippe Coutinho last season. The Brazilian has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular. And with Barcelona also unwilling to keep hold of him, he now faces an uncertain future, despite no shortages of potential suitors.

Nevertheless, Bayern Munich leading the pursuit of Havertz, serves as a major setback for Chelsea, who were among the clubs also linked with a move for the Bayer Leverkusen playmaker.

A man in demand (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)

A man in demand (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)

After their transfer ban was lifted prior to the January transfer window, the Blues have shown a lot of intent on the market, with Frank Lampard keen to restore the club’s glory in the near future. In fact, the west London giants have already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax earlier this year, for a reported fee of £33 million.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Timo Werner. The potential arrival of the RB Leipzig star will undoubtedly enhance the club’s attacking firepower. And the additional acquisition of Havertz could have been the final piece of the jigsaw in Lampard’s team, which has already shown a lot of promise going forward.

However, one can argue that it might have been difficult for Havertz to get regular game-time due to the massive competition in Chelsea’s creative unit. While Werner seems like an excellent fit for the Blues, the Leverkusen star is certainly opting for the easy way out, should he join Bayern Munich this summer.

There is no doubt that Bayern themselves will be keen on revolving their tactical setup around Havertz, especially with Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski nearing the final phase of their respective careers. Moreover, staying in the Bundesliga also makes things easier for the player, himself.

In the meantime, the German record champions will be keen on securing their eighth successive Bundesliga title when they face Werder Bremen later this evening.

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