Both Bundesliga players are world-class talents, and they would be excellent additions to the Premier League.
However, the transfers are proving a tad bit difficult to complete for the Premier League teams.
The moves from Bundesliga to Premier League were almost certain as the players wanted the moves to happen. Both Manchester United and Chelsea need to uplift their sides as they prepare to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool dominance.
Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen have been firm with their valuations of the respective players, and they are not willing to budge.
Chelsea and United will have to pay the asking price if they want to sign the talented attackers this summer.
Bayer Leverkusen on Kai Havertz
Meanwhile, Leverkusen are demanding €100m for Havertz. Although the player has agreed on personal terms with the Blues, the two clubs are yet to secure an agreement.
Rudi Voller, Sporting Director, has now insisted that the Chelsea will have to agree on player’s terms with Bundesliga club to bring Havertz to Stamford Bridge.
We know of the interest of a couple of clubs, especially Chelsea, but for us, the situation is quite simple; he has a two-year contract, if anyone wants him on our terms, fine, otherwise he stays here another year and we are happy.
It won’t be easy, but for an artist like him there is no Covid discount.Rudi Voller, Sporting Director, Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund on Jadon Sancho
Dortmund have given United an ultimatum that they will have to pay the asking price by the 10th of August or Sancho will remain in the Bundesliga, and he will be offered a bumper new deal.
In the case of Sancho, Dortmund have the resources and the pull to keep him at the club. He is having contract with Black-and-Yellow till 2022. They can offer him a pay rise and the chance to challenge for the Bundesliga title and the Champions League.
Therefore, their stance could work, and United might have to cave in eventually.
However, Leverkusen do not have the stature or the resources to convince Havertz to snub the move. If Chelsea can put forward an offer close to what the Germans are demanding, the deal is likely to be done.
It will be interesting to see how the situations unfold in the coming weeks, but it would be fair to assume that both players have a decent chance of playing in England next season.