Arsenal Submit Bid for Chelsea’s Star Player Kai Havertz
Arsenal have reportedly made an initial offer for Chelsea forward Kai Havertz. This news comes from the highly credible David Ornstein, who revealed that the Gunners have a strong interest in the 24-year-old German international and have now submitted a proposal to their London rivals.
Havertz, who has two years left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge, has been a key player for Chelsea, scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final in his debut campaign. However, with Mauricio Pochettino taking over as Chelsea manager next season, Havertz might find himself out of the squad.
Despite the steep price tag of £70 million set by Chelsea, Arsenal’s interest in Havertz has only grown stronger. The Gunners, who have secured Champions League football for the first time since 2017, are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of a challenging season next year.
It’s worth noting that Arsenal is not the only club showing interest in Havertz. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are also keen on the German international. However, Arsenal’s pursuit has ramped up in recent days, with contact made between the clubs and player’s representatives.
If Havertz does make the move to Arsenal, it could significantly boost the Gunners’ attacking options. Havertz has proven his worth at Chelsea, bagging a total of 32 goals and producing 15 assists in his 139 appearances for the club.
However, the potential move is not without its complications. Chelsea’s £75 million asking price could be a stumbling block. Despite this, if a deal emerges that suits all parties, it is highly possible Havertz will depart.
The Broader Picture
This potential move is part of a larger picture for Arsenal. The Gunners are also planning a formal offer for West Ham’s Declan Rice. With these potential additions, Mikel Arteta could be putting together a team of superstars ahead of Arsenal’s return to Europe’s Elite.