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Antonio Rudiger has admitted that he is eager for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz to join him at Chelsea. Havertz has been linked with a big-money move away from Bay Arena.
The 21-year-old contributed 12 goals and six assists for Leverkusen’s Bundesliga season. He also found the net during the club’s final outing of the season, beating Manuel Neuer from the penalty spot during their 4-2 DFB-Pokal final defeat to Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Rudiger has played alongside Havertz at the international level and hopes his compatriot will snub all other potential suitors in favour of continuing his development at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues defender told Sky Germany: “Kai is talented, when I saw him train with the Germany national team I was like, ‘wow!’ I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t want him at Chelsea.”