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Leverkusen boss Simon Rolfes rules out January exit for Kai Havertz

By Rune Gjerulff

Kai Havertz is unlikely to leave Bayer Leverkusen in January, says club boss Simon Rolfes.

Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen boss Simon Rolfes fully expects Kai Havertz to stay at the club until the end of the season at least.

Asked if the 20-year-old could leave the club in January, Rolfes told Kicker:

"No, that's unthinkable."

Rolfes also played down reports linking Havertz with Manchester United, claiming that "there is nothing concrete in that".

Bayer Leverkusen's executive director, Fernando Carro, recently said he expects to get more than €100 million for the highly-rated youngster.

"Why not? Atlético Madrid paid €126 million to sign Joao Felix, and I certainly don't think he's better than Kai Havertz," Carro told Rheinische Post.

Carro also said he's aware that it will be difficult to hold on to Havertz who is under contract until 2022.

"We can't offer him the same as other clubs can. Given the duration of his contract, we have to expect him to leave either this summer or the summer after that," he said.

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