KEY POINTS

  • Bayer Leverkusen won't hold back Kai Havertz if he wants to leave
  • Havertz needs to meet certain conditions first before he can be released
  • Die Werkself boss hopes he can stay one more year

Bayer Leverkusen is aware that Kai Havertz has gotten strong interest from Chelsea FC and has no plans of standing in the way. However, Die Werkself wants the 21-year-old to hold up to the agreement that Bayer 04 has in place before he can move to Stamford Bridge.

Sporting director Rudi Voller is aware that Havertz could be on his way out this summer as part of an agreement with the Bundesliga club. But he said in an interview with Bild that certain conditions need to be met first for the transfer to be sealed.

"We have an agreement - if it fits, he can go this summer," Voller said. "As of now, he is a player of ours. We have our ideas, we know what he can do. I personally hope that he stays one more year."

As much as Voller would want to keep Havertz, he also said that they cannot force anyone to stay if they no longer want to remain at BayArena. After they missed out on the fourth spot by two points, Voller admitted that qualifying for the Champions League would have helped them convince Havertz to stay longer.

Voller's latest statement comes not long after Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said that they have yet to make any formal bid for the German midfielder's services.

It was previously reported that Havertz wanted to join one of the big clubs next season. Based on the number of new faces over at Stamford Bridge, there is no denying that the Blues should be one of those teams.

Aside from Chelsea, the only other team in pursuit of Havertz is Manchester United. But with uncertainty looming on the financial flexibility of the Red Devils, getting Havertz to Old Trafford may not be looking that good.

Bayern Munich has also been linked to Havertz, although the club is in the same boat as United. The club has admitted that it cannot afford the German, further strengthening the belief that Chelsea is in the driver's seat for the services of the 21-year-old German winger.