Leverkusen coach Bosz confirms Chelsea target Havertz will not be left out of Rangers clash

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The Germany worldwide might be headed for England however his boss says he’s dedicated to his present facet’s Europa League trigger

Chelsea goal Kai Havertz is “100 per cent nonetheless preventing” for Bayer Leverkusen and can play towards Rangers within the Europa League, says head coach Peter Bosz.

Germany attacking midfielder Havertz has lengthy been linked with a transfer to Stamford Bridge, with Objective reporting final week that Chelsea have made the 21-year-old their primary target after already signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner this summer time.

Leverkusen have set their asking value at €100 million (£90m/$111m), however Chelsea really feel that they’ll finally have the ability to safe the Germany worldwide for round €76m (£70m/$87m).

The Blues noticed their hopes of touchdown Havertz boosted earlier this week when Bayern Munich confirmed that they are no longer in the running to sign the Leverkusen star.

Bayern’s honorary president Uli Hoeness confirmed that his facet didn’t have the funds wanted to signal Havertz after making one other main transfer already this summer time.

“I’m positive that after Leroy Sane there will likely be no main transfers this yr,” Hoeness advised German newspaper FAZ.

“That has nothing to do with the standard of Havertz. All of us assume he’s a really, excellent participant.”

The Blues have acted swiftly available in the market, with Ziyech and Werner already on board – the latter opting to not end RB Leipzig‘s Champions League marketing campaign.

However Havertz will likely be concerned on Thursday when Leverkusen return to Europa League motion for the second leg of their last-16 tie towards Rangers on the BayArena, the place the Bundesliga facet will begin with a Three-1 mixture lead.

“I’ll reply these questions [about Havertz] very shortly,” Bosz advised a pre-match information convention. 

“Sure, he’ll play and sure I am satisfied he is 100 per cent nonetheless preventing for Leverkusen.”

Following the completion of the spherical of 16, the Europa League – which was halted in March by the coronavirus pandemic – will likely be concluded with a knockout-style event in Germany.

However Bosz warned his facet to not look additional than their date with Rangers.

“We will solely win the event if we win towards Rangers. It does not make any sense to dream forward to the upcoming matches,” he added.

“I’ve tried to convey this to the gamers that they see it that manner.

“We wish to progress. If I want gamers tomorrow who could also be susceptible to being suspended, they’ll nonetheless play. Our focus is simply on progressing.”

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