As the dust settles on Real Madrid’s crushing 4-0 Champions League semi-final loss to Manchester City, the Spanish giants are reportedly setting their sights on Chelsea’s Kai Havertz for a potential summer signing.
According to Spanish media outlet Marca, Los Blancos’ president Florentino Perez and head coach Carlo Ancelotti have identified the German forward as a key target to bolster their attacking lineup.
The interest in Kai Havertz comes amidst reports of several high-profile players being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, as incoming Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino looks to trim down his squad.
Havertz, who joined the Blues in 2020 for a staggering £76m, could soon follow teammates Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek out the exit door.
Real Madrid’s attacking department may be in for a significant overhaul, as star striker Karim Benzema’s future remains uncertain.
Kai Havertz, who has shown glimpses of brilliance during his time at Chelsea, could be the perfect fit to either support or succeed Benzema.
However, the German international is not the only player on Madrid’s radar. Mail Sport reports that Los Blancos are also considering a move for Liverpool’s departing forward Roberto Firmino, who is weighing up his options amidst interest from Barcelona as well.
Other names being linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu include Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby and Borussia Dortmund’s Karim Adeyemi.
As Real Madrid enter the final weekend of La Liga with no silverware in sight, a rare occurrence in recent years, fans will be eager to see how the club’s management responds to this season’s setbacks in the coming transfer window.
With Barcelona already securing the league title and Atletico Madrid hot on their heels, the pressure is on for Ancelotti and Perez to make the right moves and bring glory back to the Spanish capital.