Chelsea closely monitoring 21-year-old Germany international

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The London giants are reportedly in ongoing negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen as they look to try and find an agreement over the signing of Kai Havertz.

Germany international has emerged as one of the top talents in the Bundesliga, scoring 36 goals and providing 25 assists in 118 league games.

In turn, it’s no surprise that Kai has been targeted by a number of top clubs from around Europe, one of which is Blues as the Premier League giants have been heavily linked with a swoop for weeks now.

As per Fabrizio Romano’s tweet below, Chelsea are continuing negotiations with Bundesliga giants in the hope of finding a deal, as they are set to splash out €80m for him.

Further, Havertz adds that Bavarians aren’t competition for them this summer as the 21-year-old wants to move to London club, but if a switch was to fail to materialise this summer, then the Bavarian outfit could be a problem for Blues next year.

Time will tell how the situation plays out but ultimately it looks as though Chelsea are in a strong position as the lead side in the race for the German playmaker, but they will hope that they can make a breakthrough in discussions ahead of next campaign.