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Chelsea given deadline by Bayer Leverkusen to sign Kai Havertz


Bayer Leverkusen have told Chelsea they have to complete a deal for Kai Havertz by August 28.

Havertz is keen to join the Blues, but both clubs have failed to agree a fee.

Bayer are demanding for £90million, while Chelsea are willing to pay £70million.

Leverkusen’s players will report for preseason next Friday and want Havertz future to be sorted out by then.

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The Bundesliga side saw their season ended after a 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan in the Europa League quarter-final and are now set for fresh talks with Havertz.

The club’s CEO Fernando Carro said last week: “It was always clear that we will have talks once the Europa League season concluded.

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“Kai has voiced his desire to make the next step. At the moment, I can’t say whether this will work out in the near future or not.”