Kai Havertz MUST extend his existing Chelsea deal or the Blues will sanction his sale in line with the club’s new policy… as Real Madrid target the German forward who has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge
- Kai Havertz has been given an ultimatum over his position at Stamford Bridge
- Chelsea want the midfielder to commit his long-term future to the club
- If he refuses a new deal then they will sanction a sale for the 23-year-old
Chelsea have told Kai Havertz that he must either extend his existing deal at Stamford Bridge or they will look to move him on.
The Blues are playing hardball over player contracts in line with the policy brought in under Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital and want to see Havertz tied down to a new contract.
The German midfielder is wanted by Real Madrid who are interesting in luring the Chelsea star to Spain as they reassess their attacking options.
Havertz has two years remaining on the five-year deal that he signed when he joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in 2020 and now faces a difficult choice ahead of the summer transfer window opening.
The club want Havertz to sign a new contract that will significantly extend his stay in London, otherwise they will look to do business with potential suitors.
Kai Havertz faces an uncertain future at Chelsea with the club wanting to tie him down to a new deal
If Havertz rejects a new contract offer from Chelsea then the club will sanction his sale
Madrid are in the market for new attacking talent after Karim Benzema’s departure was confirmed and Havertz has been earmarked for a move to LaLiga.
Should a sale be sanctioned then he will join the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount who are all expected to leave as part of a midfield overhaul.
Incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to reduce Chelsea’s oversized squad and is ready to move on players deemed surplus to requirements.
Havertz is a key figure within Chelsea’s squad, making 47 appearances across all competitions during a torrid first season under the club’s new owners and would be one of the most high-profile players to make way if he does leave.
The Blues are playing hardball over player contracts in line with the policy brought in under Todd Boehly
Havertz (left) could join Mateo Kovacic (right) who is expected to leave in the summer transfer window
The German international featured in both Champions League quarter-final defeats against Madrid this season, coming on as a substitute at the Santiago Bernabeu before starting the return leg.
Chelsea’s struggles in front of goal have seen Havertz frequently deployed as a makeshift striker in the absence of an out-and-out number nine.
The 23-year-old scored nine goals to become the club’s top scorer for the season alongside Raheem Sterling.
Any deal would need to meet Chelsea’s overall valuation after the Blues splashed out £75.8million for the attacking midfielder just three years ago.
Post source: Daily mail