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Chelsea-bound Kai Havertz was 'desperate to move to instead this summer' before coronavirus pandemic saw LaLiga giants struggle to fund swoop Kai Havertz is believed to have favoured a switch to over Chelsea The Bayer Leverkusen playmaker is edging ever close to the move to England  But it has been claimed that the 21-year-old was set on heading to the Bernabeu  Marca report that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic scuppered his hopes 

By Daniel Davis For Mailonline

Published: 17:41 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 17:41 BST, 3 September 2020

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Kai Havertz sensationally favoured joining over Chelsea before the coronavirus pandemic shattered his hopes, according to reports.

The Bayer Leverkusen starlet is edging ever closer to a move to Stamford Bridge this summer after the Bundesliga club accepted an offer believed to be worth £89million.

But Marca have now claimed that Havertz was dreaming of heading to the Bernabeu instead, only for the financial fallout from the global health crisis to bring a premature end to the switch.

Kai Havertz sensationally favoured joining Real Madrid before his imminent Chelsea switch

Kai Havertz sensationally favoured joining before his imminent Chelsea switch

Havertz's dream of playing under Zinedine Zidane was dashed due to the coronavirus crisis

Havertz's dream of playing under Zinedine Zidane was dashed due to the coronavirus crisis

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