Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro says he’s aware Manchester United and Chelsea target Kai Havertz wants to take the next step in his career.
The highly-rated winger has been strongly linked with a switch to the Premier League in recent weeks with Chelsea and United both tracking his progress.
The 21-year-old is under contract until 2022 but Carro’s latest comments will bring hope to potential suitors looking to strike a deal this summer.
“Many clubs are interested in him. I see the player’s wish to take the next step sometime in the near future,” Carro said.
Kai Havertz is being tracked by Chelsea and Manchester United (Image: GETTY)
“You have to respect that as much as the fact that he has a contract in until 2022.
“Kai has been with us for ten years, he is a player who is fully integrated and devoted to the club, but he wants to take a big step.
“All the great clubs in Europe are after him and for us, in the end, what the player wants is what is important.
“We would of course like him to keep playing here. He is a very disciplined person with an old head on young shoulders.
Kai Havertz has bagged 11 goals in the Bundesliga this season (Image: 2020 Jorg Schuler)
“We are open to see what will happen in the future, nobody knows.
“At the moment he is focussed on the season with us. He has been injured the last two games but we hope to have him for the last few fixtures.”
Havertz has racked up 11 goals and five assists in the Bundesliga this term and could soon be strutting his stuff in the Premier League.
Chelsea already look to have agreed a deal for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner and are now turning their attention to Havertz.
However, Havertz will not come cheap with Leverkusen said to be holding out for around £90m for their prized asset.
Reports suggest Chelsea still have a way to go if they are to meet their valuation.