Bayern Munich ‘make a renewed push for Chelsea forward Kai Havertz’… after their hopes of Germany star moving the other way in proposed Robert Lewandowski deal were dashed by Pole’s Barcelona move
- Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea’s Kai Havertz
- The club had hoped Robert Lewandowski would move to Stamford Bridge
- Despite Lewandowski joining Barcelona, Bayern are still interested in Havertz
- Havertz made 29 Premier League appearances last season, scoring 8 goals
After Robert Lewandowski announced that he intended on leaving Die Roten after eight years at the club last season, Bayern chiefs hoped that the Polish striker would make the move to Stamford Bridge.
According to a report from Sport 1, the Bundesliga champions believed that a prospective Lewandowski move to Chelsea would open the door for Havertz to move in the opposite direction.
Bayern Munich hoped that Robert Lewandowski would make the move to Stamford Bridge
Sport 1 reporter Kerry Hau revealed: ‘We heard that Bayern would have preferred to put Lewandowski at Chelsea to bring Havertz to Munich.’
After Lewandowski instead put pen to paper at the Nou Camp, Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann turned his attention to Liverpool star Sadio Mane, who signed with the club in £35million deal earlier this summer.
Signing Mane has proved to be an astute move for the German champions, as the former Liverpool star netted in his Bundesliga debut as Bayern romped to a 6-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Kai Havertz has been a target for the Bundesliga champions since before he moved to Chelsea
New signing Sadio Mane has enjoyed a blistering start to his career in Munich
However, despite signing the Champions League-winner, Nagelsmann is still reportedly interested in bringing Havertz to the club.
Havertz made 29 Premier League appearances for Chelsea last season, and played 75 minutes of the club’s opening Premier League game against Everton last weekend.
The 23-year-old began his career at Bayern Leverkusen, making 150 competitive appearances for the Bundesliga club before joining Chelsea for a fee worth up to £71million in the summer of 2020.