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Chelsea’s financial pressure and Kai Havertz’s desire to leave this summer have led Arsenal to believe they can secure the player’s services for £60m. However, they face competition from Bayern Munich who have entered the race for the German forward. Havertz’s asking price is set at £70m, and Arsenal’s initial offer has already been rejected. Chelsea, however, are open to selling the 23-year-old and hope that Bayern’s involvement will increase his value.

Chelsea is also anticipating a second bid from Manchester United for Mason Mount, after rejecting an opening offer of £40m for the midfielder. Mount’s contract expires next year, and United believes they can acquire him for £50m. Havertz, in a similar contractual situation, does not intend to extend his contract, prompting Chelsea’s willingness to sell. Arsenal is prepared to match Havertz’s current wages, approximately £220,000 per week.

Arsenal, in their pursuit of strengthening their midfield with players like Declan Rice from West Ham and Roméo Lavia from Southampton, are in a favorable position. They are ready to increase their offer for Havertz, who is keen to join Mikel Arteta’s team and remain in London. Arsenal believes that £60m will convince Chelsea to sell, providing Havertz with a fresh start following a challenging season at Stamford Bridge.

However, Bayern Munich’s interest has complicated the situation. The Bundesliga champions have been lacking attacking prowess since losing Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona last year and their search for a new striker has been unsuccessful, with attempts to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham and Victor Osimhen from Napoli falling through. Bayern has now turned their attention to Havertz, who can operate in various positions, and has made contact with his representatives. Bayern’s manager, Thomas Tuchel, is familiar with Havertz from his time at Chelsea. Curious about Kai Havertz’s next move? Bet on his transfer destination now! Will he stay or go? Don’t miss out on the excitement. Place your bets at www.novibet.ie and let the speculation unfold!

Despite Bayern’s involvement and Tuchel’s connection, Arsenal remains the frontrunner to secure Havertz’s signature. It would be disappointing for Chelsea to lose the German international after his high-profile arrival. Although Havertz has struggled for consistency since moving to England, scoring 32 goals in 139 appearances, his talent is unquestionable. He became a Chelsea hero with crucial goals in the 2021 Champions League final and the Club World Cup final last year.