CHELSEA could reportedly take a whopping £55million loss at Kai Havertz.
The 23-year-old cost the Blues £72m up front when they signed the Bayer Leverkusen forward in September 2020.
But that deal could ultimately cost them a total of £90m due to add-on clauses.
The attacking midfielder costs £72m to start with and will earn Leverkusen an additional £18m if certain performance-related bonuses are met.
Chelsea handed over a further £9m when Havertz fired them to Champions League glory against Manchester City in 2021.
And they were set to pay a further £9million in installments at a later date.
However, with an influx of signings as part of owner Todd Boehly’s mega-money overhaul of the squad, the Germany international could reportedly return home as a huge loss for the club.
According to Sky Germany, FC Bayern Munich is monitoring Havertz’s situation at Chelsea very closely.
They say a move could happen in the summer – but the transfer fee would only be between £35million and £52million.
Havertz, who is under contract until 2025, has scored six goals so far this season and is shared with Raheem Sterling as Chelsea’s top scorer.
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Chelsea have spent £445million on 14 new players since last summer and know they could face big problems with Financial Fair Play rules if they miss out on Champions League qualification.
Havertz earns £310,000 a week and with Boehly keen to cut wage bills and an influx of signings he could be on his way to balancing the books.
The Blues have already acquired Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos and Mykhailo Mudryk for a combined £116million. They also paid Atletico Madrid £10m to loan striker Joao Felix for the remainder of the season.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7182197/chelsea-transfer-loss-kai-havertz-bayern-munich/ Chelsea could lose £55m to Kai Havertz if Bayern Munich line up transfer swoop