Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has said that midfielder Kai Havertz is not focused on moving away from the German club, despite the interest being shown in him.
With Bundesliga teams having played their final league fixtures at the weekend, speculation will only increase about the 20-year-old’s future, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool all said to be interested in the player.
However, Bosz feels Havertz will be concentrating on the Deutsche Pokal final against Bayern Munich on Saturday, as well as their Europa League knockout round match versus Rangers in August:
“I don’t feel that he is thinking too much about transferring. “Neither are we. I certainly don’t have the impression that this will be his last game for the club.”
“He is still under contract with us and I have to assume that he will be with us next season too. That will include the German Cup final next month and the next Europa League game against Rangers in August. Of course, that’s all dependent on nothing happening before then.”
There had been reports that the Blues made a formal offer for the German international but manager Frank Lampard denied those claims last week.
By the looks of things, a move for Havertz could well be a drawn out process with Leverkusen expected to demand €100m (£91m) for the player who is being pursued by clubs across Europe.