Publish Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:24
Chelsea need to qualify for next season’s Champions League if they want to sign Kai Havertz, according to a German football expert.
The star told Bayer Leverkusen that he wants to leave the club, and Chelsea is leading the race to sign the 21-year-old this summer.
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Christian Falk, SportBild’s head of football, says Havertz wants to leave the Bundesliga club because they did not qualify for the Champions League.
Update @ kaihavertz29 & @Chelsea football club: Havertz wants to leave @ bayer04fussball already this summer because the club did not qualify for the Champions League. So it would be important for @Chelsea football club to qualify for the Champions League to convince you
– Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 12, 2020
This suggests that he will try to move to a club that will play in the Champions League next season, and that is in doubt for Chelsea.
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If Leicester City beat Bournemouth on Sunday and Manchester United beat Southampton on Monday, Chelsea would be in the top four.
The club will also keep an eye out for Manchester City to escape the European two-year ban, as the Sports Arbitration Court is due to deliver its verdict on Monday.