Kai Havertz: Chelsea goal will face Rangers in Europa League

Bayer Leverkusen take 3-1 lead into Thursday’s Europa League last-16 second leg

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Kai Havertz will play against Rangers

Kai Havertz will play in opposition to Rangers

Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz insists he has no considerations over Kai Havertz’s dedication ranges, vowing the Chelsea goal would be the first title down on his team-sheet to face Rangers within the Europa League.

Leverkusen are holding out for £90m for the attacking midfielder, however Sky Sports activities understands a structured deal beginning at £70m and rising to that larger determine with add-ons has been proposed.

However Bosz doesn’t consider the 21-year-old could have his thoughts in London when his present employers reacquaint themselves with their Europa League rivals from Glasgow after a five-month break.

Havertz scored the opener from the spot at Ibrox as Leverkusen claimed a 3-1 first-leg lead and at the moment are trying to end the job on the BayArena.

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German soccer journalist Raphael Honigstein informed the Switch Discuss podcast that Bayer Leverkusen is not going to promote Havertz to Chelsea if their valuation of the participant shouldn’t be met

German soccer journalist Raphael Honigstein informed the Switch Discuss podcast that Bayer Leverkusen is not going to promote Havertz to Chelsea if their valuation of the participant shouldn’t be met

“I’ll reply these questions very shortly,” stated Bosz. “Sure, he’ll play and sure I am satisfied he is 100 per cent nonetheless preventing for Leverkusen.”

Whereas Havertz is out there, Dutchman Bosz has been hit with a range dilemma forward of the last-16 return conflict.

Paulinho will miss out after rupturing his cruciate ligament and Dutch winger Karim Bellarabi is combating a muscle drawback.

Midfielder Nadiem Amiri can also be out of the showdown with Steven Gerrard’s males, having been positioned in quarantine after coming into contact with a detailed good friend who has since examined constructive for coronavirus.

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Rangers opened the Scottish Premiership season with a win at Pittodrie

Rangers opened the Scottish Premiership season with a win at Pittodrie

To make issues worse, midfielder Kerem Demirbay and right-back Mitchell Weiser are each suspended, that means Bosz must put his belief in playmaker Charles Aranguiz and left-back Wendell, regardless of each being only one extra reserving away from lacking a possible quarter-final conflict in opposition to Inter Milan or Getafe.

Bosz, whose facet should win the competitors in the event that they need to declare a Champions League spot, stated: “We will solely win the event if we win in opposition to Rangers. It does not make any sense to dream forward to the upcoming matches.

“I’ve tried to convey this to the gamers that they see it that means.

“We need to progress. If I would like gamers tomorrow who could also be susceptible to being suspended, they are going to nonetheless play. Our focus is simply on progressing.”

Havertz scored the opening goal against Rangers in the first leg at Ibrox

Havertz scored the opening objective in opposition to Rangers within the first leg at Ibrox

Germany worldwide Amiri didn’t characteristic at Ibrox and might be absent once more after being informed to self-isolate from his team-mates.

However Bosz stated: “One thing like Amiri can occur once more, all of us. Nadiem reacted very nicely. He instantly known as our physician, whereas the membership additionally responded very nicely.

“We’ve got to watch out. That is how it’s with corona.”

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Leverkusen haven’t performed since their defeat to Bayern Munich within the German Cup Last on July 4.

Gerrard’s crew, nevertheless, adopted up a formidable pre-season marketing campaign by kicking off the brand new Scottish Premiership season with victory over Aberdeen.

Bosz is taking nothing as a right, saying: “I do not suppose it is a formality in any respect. If a participant tells me that I’d blame him for saying that.

“In fact profitable at Ibrox 3-1 was an amazing outcome, but it surely will not be straightforward in any respect. Simply have a look at the preparations Rangers have [been] doing.

“They saved clear sheets all through all their pre-season friendlies so it will not be a straightforward match in any respect on Thursday.”

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