Leverkusen chief tired of Havertz talk already

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Kai Havertz is wanted by Europe's top clubs

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes says he is not concerned with rumours over where Kai Havertz will play his football next.

The 20-year-old is one of the hottest properties in European football right now and a number of top clubs are showing an interest in him.

Leverkusen managed to fight off all the interest in him over the summer as both Real Madrid and Barcelona were linked, along with a host of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.

That is likely to change though in 12 months, with reports claiming that Leverkusen will allow him to get his wish of a move away and will sell to the highest bidder.

It means that speculation will be ramped up during that time, but Rolfes says he will not be losing any sleep over it.

There is also talk of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund scrapping it out for the player’s signature before the summer window re-opens, and will attempt to keep him in the Bundesliga and out of the grasp of other clubs.

Bayern are known to be big admirers, while Dortmund captain Marco Reus recently let the cat out of the bag by revealing that BVB are also keen.

When quizzed about the duo both wanting Havertz next summer, Rolfes refused to confirm or deny the interest, and seems to be tired of all the talk already.

“I am not interested in that,” he told Bild. “It only elicits a weary smile from me.”

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