Sane seems to confirm Chelsea transfer deal for Kai Havertz

Joe Williams
Timo Werner Leroy Sane Kai Havertz Germany Chelsea

Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane has appeared to confirm that Chelsea will sign Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz this summer.

Sane finally made his long-awaited move to Bayern from Manchester City after a two-year pursuit earlier this month, in a £54.8million deal.

Havertz, meanwhile, has been courted by a number of clubs but recent reports seem to suggest that Chelsea are the main club now looking to secure a deal for the German.


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Speaking during his unveiling as a new Bayern player, Sane suggested that Chelsea had already signed Havertz as well as Germany team-mate Timo Werner.

Sane said (via The Metro): “I think Germany has always had very good young German players. I can’t answer why they’re looking at young players now.

“Many young players get their chance and develop well in the Bundesliga. I think that with Werner and Havertz, which are two Germans in one year, Chelsea did a good job. Germany has good youth work and the whole world knows that. That is of course attractive for the teams abroad.”

Bayern beat Chelsea 3-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash and Sane is certain the Bundesliga champions can challenge for Europe’s premier competition.

Sane added: “Winning the Champions League is generally difficult. Bayern has done it a few times. I was looking for something new, a new attraction. It was clear to me that if I made a move, it would be a club that could win the Champions League.

“Bayern certainly can win the Champions League. The team is at a top level. Hansi Flick has done very well. You can see on the pitch that everyone is having. So that was the right decision for me.”