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'Kai Havertz will not be replaced one to one,' insists Leverkusen chief Rudi Völler

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayer Leverkusen will not be bringing in a one-to-one replacement for Kai Havertz, claims Rudi Völler.

Rudi Völler.
Rudi Völler.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Bayer Leverkusen have no intentions of signing a direct replacement for Kai Havertz after his move to Chelsea, states club boss Rudi Völler.

In an interview with Kicker, Völler says Leverkusen must be sensible with their spending following their sale of the 21-year-old in a deal worth a reported €100 million including add-ons.

"Kai will not be replaced one to one. We will try to strengthen the team in other positions and with a financial sense of proportion," Völler said.

Olympique Lyon midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide is among the players Leverkusen have been linked with, but sporting director Simon Rolfes insists "he is not a candidate".

AS Roma striker Patrik Schick, on the other hand, is said to be on the verge of a move to Leverkusen.

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