Chelsea have made Kai Havertz their top transfer target after capturing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner and Real Madrid could lend them a hand by helping Bayer Leverkusen find a replacement.
Frank Lampard’s side are hoping to lower Leverkusen’s £90million asking price for Havertz.
The two clubs are in talks over the fee and are expected to strike a deal with the midfielder wanting to leave the BayArena.
Leverkusen will need to find a replacement for the 21-year-old and Goal claim that may come in the form of Real youngster Reinier.
The Brazilian wonderkid moved to the Bernabeu from Flamengo in January and has impressed for the Castilla squad.
To continue the 18-year-old’s development Real bosses want him to gain first-team experience elsewhere.
The report suggests Leverkusen are looking at the possibility of taking Reinier to the Bundesliga on a 12-month loan.
If that deal comes off then the German side may finally let Chelsea complete the transfer of Havertz.
Real Valladolid, who are owned by Brazil’s legendary forward Ronaldo, are also interested in signing Reinier.
But Goal claim Leverkusen are at the front of the queue in what will be a huge boost for Chelsea.
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Leverkusen are set to return to training tomorrow ahead of their participation in the Europa League.
Havertz and co. face Rangers in the last-16 second leg where they hold a 3-1 advantage.
Although the English transfer window reopens next week Leverkusen want to keep hold of Havertz until their European run ends.
Lampard was quizzed on his side’s interest in the Germany international ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Liverpool tonight.
“I’m not talking about Kai Havertz,” he said. “I’ve said before, he is a player of another team.
“I’m looking at a game tomorrow that is so huge for this club, the last thing I want to do is talk about players of other teams.”
Chelsea have already spent over £80m on signing Ajax ace Ziyech and RB Leipzig forward Werner.
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