One Arsenal player is trying to convince his former teammate to join him at the Emirates Stadium under Mikel Arteta next season.
According to Caught Offside, Arsenal midfielder Jorginho is reportedly trying to convince his old Chelsea teammate Kai Havertz to join him at the Emirates Stadium.
Jorginho made the switch from West London to North London in January for a fee of around £15million and it’s looking like another player could make the move from Chelsea to Arsenal this summer.
Jorginho has been speaking with Havertz to try to persuade the 24-year-old to make the same move he did a few months ago. However he’s not expected to take much convincing as the German international wants the move to Arsenal, it’s not up to the two clubs to agree on a fee.
It’s expected Chelsea could be flexible on their initial £75m asking price for Kai Havertz, which is considered too high by Arsenal. The player is keen on the move which could help Arsenal during negotiations. We suspect the Gunners will want to get a deal done for no more than £50million.
The German international does not want to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge and therefore could be allowed to leave this summer, if his valuation is met. Arsenal have sent their first proposal to Chelsea for Kai Havertz as well as making moves on their primary target, Declan Rice.
Kai Havertz current deal at Chelsea expires at the end of next season with many clubs around Europe keeping a close eye on the situation, one club being Arsenal.
Chelsea have a bloated squad with an incredibly high wage budget after Todd Boehly spent over £600m in his first season as the owner of the club. The Blues reportedly need to recoup a significant amount of money in player sales this summer to cover some of the recent spending and avoid running afoul of Financial Fair Play. That means a number of big names, like Havertz, could be on the move this summer.
Clubs around Europe know Chelsea need to sell some big players and therefore they could be willing to accept lower fees than usual in order to get players out the door as quick as possible, which can only be good news for Arsenal.