It could be a big blow for Chelsea, as their priority midfield target Kia Havertz has reportedly snubbed the Blues for Real Madrid.
Kai Havertz has been linked away from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, with top Europe clubs including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United are racing to secure the move.
Havertz has taken a lead role for the Bundesliga outfit and his 16 goals have attracted plenty of attention.
He is keen on a switch to the Bernabeu because it would allow him a chance to play alongside his idol Toni Kroos, reports Sportbuzzer.
The Los Blancos midfielder spent some time at the BayArena on loan before breaking into the Bayern Munich first team which then earned him a move to Madrid.
Meanwhile, the midfielder wouldn’t be cheap at all despite the coronavirus crisis, as Leverkusen have reportedly slapped £90m price tag on their prized asset.
But one club who are unlikely to pursue his signature are Bayern despite their reputation for acquiring the best German talent.