Real Madrid wants this Chelsea star!? The transfer saga has intensified, with Los Blancos increasing their efforts to secure the signing of Chelsea forward Kai Havertz during the upcoming summer transfer window. The German international has become a target for Los Blancos following Karim Benzema’s decision to leave the Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the next season.
According to SPORT1, negotiations are underway between Real Madrid and Havertz’s agents, although talks with Chelsea have not commenced yet. German news outlet BILD has also reported that the Spanish giants’ interest in the German attacker has become more concrete this week, with a potential fee of €60 million (£52 million) being mentioned.
AS further adds that while Chelsea is open to offers for Havertz, new manager Mauricio Pochettino is likely to block his departure. Earlier this year, numerous reports heavily linked the talented attacker with a move to Bayern Munich, but he dismissed those rumors by expressing his happiness in West London.
With the expected arrival of Christopher Nkunku at Stamford Bridge, Havertz’s departure may not be entirely out of the question. Chelsea has secured the signature of the Frenchman, who has signed a pre-contract agreement with the club. He will complete a £50 million move to Chelsea once the summer transfer window opens.
Chelsea Confirm First Signing Under Mauricio Pochettino
Chelsea has officially announced the signing of 16-year-old Kendry Paez from Independiente del Valle. The Ecuadorian youngster will join the Blues after his 18th birthday.
Paez recently participated in the Under-20 World Cup with Ecuador, making a significant impact by scoring a goal and providing three assists in four appearances. He has garnered high regard as one of the top talents of the 2022 Next Generation Trophy, a youth tournament in Austria. Additionally, Paez captained Ecuador at the Under-17 Copa America, registering two goals and six assists.
Chelsea Withdraw From Manuel Ugarte Transfer Race
In a surprising turn of events, Chelsea has decided to withdraw from the race to sign Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte. The Blues appeared to be leading the pursuit against Paris Saint-Germain, but the French club has now taken the initiative, leading Chelsea to pull out of negotiations altogether.
Both Chelsea and PSG were willing to pay Ugarte’s €60 million (£51 million) release clause, making the talks with Sporting relatively straightforward. However, personal terms became a stumbling block. PSG consistently offered a more lucrative salary, which appealed to the player’s preferences, despite Chelsea initially putting forward a lower offer.
As a result, Chelsea has chosen not to pursue the transfer due to PSG’s more significant financial offer. Record in Portugal reports that PSG initially offered a package of €5 million (£4.3 million) to Ugarte but subsequently doubled his personal terms to €10 million (£8.6 million). Chelsea, on the other hand, was not prepared to match those numbers after initially proposing €2 million (£1.7 million).
What Next In This Transfer Saga!?
Real Madrid’s interest in signing Kai Havertz from Chelsea has intensified, with negotiations ongoing between the player’s agents and the Spanish club. However, Mauricio Pochettino is likely to block Havertz’s departure from Chelsea. In other news, Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Kendry Paez from Independiente del Valle, while the club has withdrawn from the race to sign Manuel Ugarte from Sporting CP due to PSG’s more lucrative offer. The summer transfer window promises to bring further developments in the dynamic world of football transfers.