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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Bid €125M for Kai Havertz

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It’s a rumour telephone game as reports report that reports out of Germany reportedly claim a bid has been made.

1. FC Union Berlin v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga Photo by Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images

Kai Havertz is just 20 years of age and the youngster has already established himself as a star in the Bundesliga. He’s one of Europe’s top talents—and one who’s been linked with a move to Liverpool for some time now.

The big stumbling block—and it’s a big one—has always been what he would cost, a reported €125M, which journalists with ties to Liverpool have said eclipses the Reds’ own valuation of the player by roughly double.

But a report out of Germany—by way of generally reputable pundit and former Norwegian international Jan Aage Fjortoft—claims it might not be such a big stumbling block. Claims, in fact, that Liverpool have matched it.

According to Fjortoft, a local outlet that covers Bayer Leverkusen has reported that Liverpool have only gone and offered the German club €125M to secure Havertz as they look to get a deal sorted early.

Meanwhile, Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has admitted that the player’s future is up in the air, which is awfully close to admitting that he will depart the club if a fee matching their valuation arrives.

Still, given previous reports that Liverpool didn’t think Havertz was worth as much as Leverkusen wanted, we’re going to take these latest reports of a report with a pinch of salt and try not to get too excited.