Bayern Munich chief Oliver Kahn responds to link to Chelsea’s Kai Havertz | Football

Kai Havertz has had an eventful time at Chelsea since joining in 2020 (Picture: Getty Images)

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn says the club is not currently targeting potential summer signings following ties with Chelsea‘s Kai Havertz were sparked by the striker’s comments.

Havertz moved from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea in 2020 and has had a mixed time in West London, not helped by the chaos at the club which has now seen three managers sacked since the German arrived after Graham Potter‘s resignation.

Bayern were excited for the 23-year-old when he signed for The Blues, but he says it was a hard choice as the German giants are hard to turn down.

Asked about his decision to choose Stamford Bridge over the Allianz Arena three years ago, Havertz told BILD: ‘Bayern is a big club and for me, especially as a German, it’s hard to say no.

“But my goal has always been to play abroad and see a new country.”

Unsurprisingly those comments left many thinking a summer transfer could be on the line, especially as Bayern have now taken on Thomas Tuchel as manager, who seemed to work well with Havertz during their time together at Stamford Bridge.

However, Kahn says it’s just not their focus at the moment as they compete for the Bundesliga and Champions League titles under their new boss.

“It’s no use mentioning it now. As I said, our focus is completely on this season and not future topics,” Kahn told BILD. “We are not discussing new acquisitions with Tuchel right now.”

Havertz has been a regular at Chelsea this season, scoring seven Premier League goals in 27 appearances, but he has done little to stop these speculations.

When asked if it would still be difficult to say no to Bayern if they act now, Havertz emphatically replied: ‘Obviously!’

He continued about Tuchel: “I had a very good relationship with him and am very grateful to him for everything.”

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