Real Madrid’s tactics on Kai Havertz explained amid Chelsea demanding £60 million
Kai Havertz pushing to sign for Real Madrid with Spanish giants deploying old tactics in negotiations.
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Real Madrid are hoping to get Chelsea to lower their £60 million price tag on Kai Havertz as they look for a brand new attacking lineup ahead of next season following the exit of Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard.
The German was strongly linked to the Spanish giants earlier in the week before it all came crashing down that the Whites had dropped their interest but according to a report on Sports.es, it is all part of a grand scheme to get Chelsea lower their asking price for the German forward.
Reports in Germany claim Real Madrid have informed Havertz of their interest and want him to now take the initiative and tell Chelsea he wants to leave which will help negotiations and possibly reduce the English club’s asking price.
This is not the first time that Madrid employ this tactic having deployed it with Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, and even those who who didn’t end up signing, like Franck Ribery as Bayern didn’t succumb to blackmail.
The Havertz interest has no effect on their pursuit of Tottenham’s Harry Kane who has a year left on his contract in north London and just 47 goals to equal Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record.
Kane is considered a Tottenham legend and his transfer story is likely to tumble on all summer with Manchester United also interested.
There is the likelihood also that he might decide to stay at Spurs and leave as a free agent the next summer- so Real Madrid are arming themselves with options in case Daniel Levy decides against all odds to hold on to assets.
German forward Havertz still has two years left on his Chelsea contract, he scored seven goals in the Premier League and just two in 10 Champions League games. Chelsea finished a disappointing 12th in the league table and have appointed former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to try and get the club back on track.