Fabrizio confirms Chelsea rejected Arsenal’s first Havertz offer, but talks continue

Chelsea reject Arsenal’s first Havertz offer, but Arsenal optimistic deal can be wrapped up

Arsenal’s pursuit of Chelsea’s Kai Havertz has taken an interesting turn, according to Fabrizio Romano

The Gunners recently made their first offer for the German international, but it was swiftly rejected by their London counterparts. However, the Blues are reportedly open to negotiating a deal for Havertz, with Arsenal confident that a lower price can be agreed upon.

Chelsea are currently facing the need to offload players before the end of June to meet Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. As a result, Manchester United is attempting to secure Mason Mount, while Manchester City is closing in on Mateo Kovacic.

Despite their financial concerns, the Londoners are also planning significant moves in the transfer market. They have shown interest in Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo and Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson.

On Arsenal’s side, their interest in Caicedo has diminished in recent days, with their attention shifting to Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, as reported by The Times.

If Arsenal manages to secure Havertz’s signature, the attacker is expected to become one of the club’s highest earners, with wages around £250,000 per week. But it won’t be easy to land him as Bayern Munich are also said to be tracking Havertz’s progress.

In related news, Arsenal had their initial bid for West Ham’s Declan Rice rejected on Thursday, but they are poised to submit a second offer soon.

The coming weeks promise to be intriguing as Arsenal aims to strengthen their squad and Chelsea looks to navigate their financial situation while pursuing their transfer targets.

Yash Bisht

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  1. On this ‘one’ player, I’m happy Chelsea declined because there’s nothing Havertz would be bringing to Arsenal. He’s an attacker, clearly behind both Martinelli and Jesus in terms of ability.
    If Arsenal is serious about a striker they need to go look for an out and out striker. Welbeck fares better in front of goal, and Balogun will be a better option

      1. 😂. you are very funny Jon.

        It seems there is some truth to this Havertz transfer.

        I would rather we go for Victor Osimhen.

  2. Chelsea seems to have players that everyone in the league needs, the interesting thing is they may all be available.

    Brighton wants Codwill
    The Citizens wants Kovaic
    West Ham wants Gallagher

    Unconfirmed reports Arsenal has already tabled a bold bid of £49 mill for Havertz, that was swiftly rejected. It’s widely believed to be just testing the waters.

    Could Havertz bidding be a clever smoke screen?

  3. for me kai isnot the right striker. vlahovic is better option if arsenal are serious about recruiting a striker.

      1. I was going to say that too PJ-SA, to me he’s more of a 10 or a replacement for Xhaka, an attacking 8.

  4. Havertz would be a waste of money; in fees and wages. Not the striker we need, and we already have backups. Trossard already producing and ESR needs opportunities and won’t cost us 50-60 million.

    Plenty of averages strikers for far less than Havertz 60 million fee. There are better strikers for that 60 Illinois fee.

    Almost like we’re walking around with wallet open begging to get mugged. If we overpay for Rice, expect everyone else to mug us as well.

  5. Apparently Havertz is wanted to play in Xhaka’s role. Personally I’d rather try ESR in this role or even extend Xhaka’s contract.Otherwise there must be better players available to fulfill such a role.Especially when one takes into account that Arsenal currently have three members of their 1st team playing staff who are,obviously, not up to the standard required moving forward…(Vieira,Laconga and Pepe)Havertz has now,effectively,underperformed for three different coaches whilst playing in the EFL.He has less than 10 assists over the last 3 Seasons…which illustrates perfectly that he’s not suited for any such role.I really don’t believe that Arteta will be able to re-purpose him with any positive result.Paying north of £50m makes absolutely no sense.What’s more this money will happily be taken with both hands by Chelsea and used to buy Caicedo…who then becomes more afordable for them!

  6. We all love Smith-rowe but he can’t handle Xhaka’s role, he’s not strong,no aerial presence, lacks stamina, he’ll only function wit 2 other powerful CMs, using Smith-rowe and Odegaard in same midfield, would be a disaster,
    You’ll agree that Chelsea win ugly,they don’t have time to develop players, hence the reason why alot of their supposed good players diminish. I believe theirs a player in Havertz,if he’s ready to give it all.

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