Bayer Leverkusen talisman Kai Havertz WILL play against Rangers next week amid reports the £90m rated midfielder was trying to force through a potential £70m+ transfer to Chelsea before the match.
The Gers are set to travel to Germany to face the Bundesliga outfit in the second leg of their round of 16 Europa League tie.
Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Sky Sports raised hopes that the Germans would be without the talented 21-year-old midfielder for the match.
But those reports have now been rebuffed by Bayer director and Germany legend Rudi Voller who said “it is set in stone” that Havertz will play if fit and available.
Voller also sent Chelsea a warning that they will have to pay £90m if they want to bring the player to London.
“It is set in stone. There is no new stance.,” Voller told Kicker.
“There will be no “corona bonus.
“No matter who the player is, this is a special transfer window.”
Sky Sports had previously suggested Chelsea wanted to secure a deal with £70m for the Germany international but Voller is clear they’ll need to cough up the extra £20m if they want the midfielder.
Chelsea is believed to be Havertz preferred destination, with the Stamford Bridge club already signing the Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner this summer.
The news means that Bayer Leverkusen will be going into the crunch Europa League tie with their star man available.
Havertz captained Leverkusen and opened the scoring from the penalty spot as the Germans beat Rangers 3-1 at Ibrox in March.