Arsenal have emerged as contenders in the race to sign Chelsea’s Kai Havertz and have already made contact with the Blues over a transfer.
The German star has failed to hit the heights many expected of him when he arrived at the club from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2020.
It has come as a surprise to many that Arsenal are keen on signing Havertz. Though Arsenal’s pursuit is still in its infancy, the two teams have been in communication regarding a switch.
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The Gunners are not the only club in the running, with Bayern hoping to tempt Havertz into a return to the German Bundesliga.
From Chelsea’s perspective, they are hoping to extend his stay but are open to allowing him leave with the player providing their valutation of £70m is met.
According to reports, it is unlikely that Arsenal pay that much for Havertz, especially because Mauricio Pochettino needs to trim Chelsea’s bloated squad.
Three years into life in England and many are still unsure over Havertz’s best position, with many Arsenal fans questioning where the player would fit into Arteta’s system where he to join this summer.
But, Havertz has previously tried to clear up confusion concerning his role and explained that he be deployed in a number of different positions.
Pressed for comment on the matter last year, Havertz said: “Everyone asks this question and after three years, everyone should know by now what I can do – that I’m flexible up front and I can play a lot of different positions.
“Of course, sometimes it’s good to play in different positions and sometimes it’s bad, but in general I’m an offensive player.
“I like to be in the box, I like to score goals, I like to arrive in the box often and I don’t care if I’m there as a No.9 or a No.10. If I’m in the box, I’m there to score goals – and that’s it.”