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Leverkusen slap €100 million price tag on Havertz amid increasing interest from Bayern

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München have set sights on signing Kai Havertz in 2020, but Bayer Leverkusen are not going to let him go cheaply.

Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz.Photo: Fuguito/CC-by-SA 3.0

Bayern München are ready to step up their interest in Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz with the hope of clinching the signing of the 19-year-old in 2020, Sport Bild understands.

Reportedly, the Bavarians are adamant to not miss out on Havertz and have recently 'intensified' their talks with 'Spielerrat' - the player agency that represents the 19-year-old - as well as their internal talks about the youngster.

Bayern are said to be willing to pay €75 million for Havertz in 2020, but Leverkusen are understood to want at least €100 million for the wonderkid who is expected to stay at BayArena beyond the summer as long as 'Die Werkself' secure qualification for a European tournament.

The competition for Havertz is huge, and clubs such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea are said to be interested in the 19-year-old.

But, according to Sport Bild, Bayern feel they are in pole position to sign the offensive midfielder whom they already started scouting when he was a youth player.

Ultimately, after numerous talks with Havertz's parents, Leverkusen convinced the midfielder to join their youth team from Alemannia Aachen in 2010.

In October 2016, Havertz became the youngest player to ever represent the club in the Bundesliga at the age of 17 years and 126 days.

Despite being just 19 years old, the offensive midfielder has already made 97 appearances for 'Die Werkself' with 21 goals and 22 assists to his name.

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