In addition to the number 1 target, Declan Rice, Mikel Arteta and his associates contacted Chelsea about the transfer of Kai Havertz.
The German striker still has a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2025. However, the possibility of re-signing is very low.
Coach Pochettino is ready to let Havertz leave. Chelsea is conducting a strong team purge campaign.
Even so, boss Todd Boehly did not allow the former Leverkuen player to move to another team cheaply.
The Telegraph reported that Chelsea asked for a transfer fee of £70 million for Kai Havertz, although three years ago they only spent £62 million to bring him back from Germany.
Real Madrid also expressed interest in Havertz after Benzema left the Bernabeu. However, the Royal team is not willing to spend more than £ 50 million for the above deal.
Last season, Havertz scored 9 goals in 47 games and was the main scorer of the Blues. He is quite versatile but is regularly used by both Graham Potter and Lampard in the role of a striker.
Mikel Arteta found the German player to have a style of play that suited the plan he built for Arsenal. However, the Gunners must meet Chelsea’s asking price before the London rival will release.
Next season, Arsenal will return to the Champions League arena, so the club is actively recruiting troops to increase the depth of the squad.