According to reports, if Chelsea fails to qualify for the Champions League, they may lose Kai Havertz in the summer transfer window.
UEFA Champions League: The Blues have struggled in the Premier League this season, despite the fact that Graham Potter took over for Thomas Tuchel in early September.
Chelsea have won just eight of their 20 Premier League games so far this season, leaving Potter’s side tenth in the table.
Meanwhile, they are 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, who hold the final Champions League spot, and 21 points behind leaders Arsenal.
Chelsea have four points from their last two games against Crystal Palace and Liverpool, but they will miss out on Champions League qualification unless they put together a string of victories before the season ends.
According to Sky Sport Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg, rumoured Bayern Munich target Havertz who has won the Champions League with the club will look to leave if they fail to qualify for Europe’s top club competition.
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Plettenberg said of Havertz on Twitter last night: “He is NO transfer target for FC Bayern at this stage!” Neither now nor later in the summer. They don’t see him as a #9 in a lineup that already includes Choupo, Müller, and Tel. Nonetheless, his departure in the summer is a possibility! The cost is estimated to be between €50 and €60 million.”
“His future at Chelsea is uncertain!” he added this morning. His departure in the summer is a possibility. May or June could be pivotal months. The Champions League is crucial for him next season. The cost is estimated to be around €60 million, with possible bonus payments included.,”
Chelsea have almost a fortnight between matches after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester City earlier this month, and Potter intends to use the time to bring his group of players together.
“There will be an element of team bonding,” Potter said
We must attempt to bring the group together. There are a few new faces, and we now have a bit of a window. It’s not just about the grass; it’s also about how you interact as a group and as a team. There are some things we can do, and we will use the next two weeks to do our best.
“With a lot of players here, we need to build some togetherness, some understanding, and we have to be creative with how we do it.”