Journalist thinks club would consider ‘good offer’ for Chelsea ace

Journalist Simon Phillps has claimed Chelsea would listen to a ‘good offer’ for Kai Havertz and insists it’s a ‘decisive season’ for the German.

Havertz has once again been a regular feature of the Blues’ line-up this term, starting all but one of their matches.

One of Thomas Tuchel’s most-used players, the 23-year-old was given the green light by Graham Potter in his first game in charge but his position could be under threat, with Armando Broja catching the manager’s attention English.

The former Bayer Leverkusen dynamo was far from his best last term with only Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Saul Niguez averaging below 6.83 match score.

His only goal so far this season has come against West Ham, ironically his only substitute appearance, and Phillips has previously said he resents the 6ft3 maestro on borrowed time.

Now the reporter has claimed the West Londoners will consider selling the Germany international for £150,000 a week if his form does not improve.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think it’s a breakthrough season for Kai Havertz. If he doesn’t continue to grow and improve then I think Chelsea would definitely listen to a good offer if it came from Bayern Munich. or for that matter. It’s really about Kai Havertz.

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Havertz was signed for £71m just two years ago following a standout season which saw him register 18 goals and nine assists in 45 appearances in all competitions.

In his first season at Stamford Bridge in a similar number of games, he produced 17 direct goal appearances, albeit around 1,200 minutes less playing time.

The 28-cap Germany international scored the winner as Chelsea lifted their second Champions League trophy in their debut campaign and went on to score 14 goals and provide six assists last season.

However, he failed to capture the imagination for any big spells during his time at Cobham, with Tuchel previously saying ‘we absolutely want more’ from him.

If he can’t improve his game, Havertz could indeed be ousted, with Bayern Munich believed to be interested, but at 23 he certainly has time on his side.