Arsenal is reportedly open to selling Kai Havertz for €40m (£35m) next year, signaling a potential transfer for the struggling German attacker.
Despite the Gunners’ significant investment of £65m during the summer transfer window, Havertz has struggled to leave his mark at the Emirates Stadium.
Since his arrival, Havertz has made 17 appearances for Arsenal in various competitions, managing only one goal and one assist.
His lone goal came from the penalty spot against Bournemouth in the Premier League in September.
Despite a starting role against Newcastle United last weekend, Havertz failed to make a significant impact and narrowly avoided a red card for a rash first-half challenge.
While Havertz is contracted with Arsenal until June 2028, speculation regarding his future at the club is already circulating.
According to Defensa Central, Arsenal is prepared to sell Havertz for €40m (£35m) next year, with Real Madrid closely monitoring the situation.
Although Real Madrid was initially linked with Havertz before he joined Chelsea, it was Arsenal that secured his signature later.
Manager Mikel Arteta has experimented with Havertz in a deeper role this season, but the positional change has yet to yield consistent results.
Havertz has started seven times in the Premier League and twice in the Champions League this season, struggling to influence matches consistently.
While Real Madrid remains an admirer of Havertz, there are no plans for signings during the upcoming January transfer window.
Havertz, once regarded as one of the best young talents in European football during his time at Bayer Leverkusen, joined Chelsea in 2020.
However, his time at Chelsea was marked by modest numbers—32 goals and 15 assists in 139 appearances—before his departure.
Speculation persists regarding Havertz’s optimal position, given his primarily forward role at Chelsea last season, where he managed nine goals and one assist in 47 appearances.