Real Madrid nearly hijacked Arsenal’s transfer for £65m player

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Arsenal sealed a £65million move for Kai Havertz from Chelsea on Wednesday.

Real Madrid had been linked with a move for Havertz, but ended up not making the move official.

According to reports, Real Madrid nearly hijacked Arsenal’s transfer to sign Kai Havertz at the 11th hour by Real Madrid, reports suggest.

Spanish outlet Relevo have claimed that Real Madrid placed a last-minute phone call to try and convince Havertz to change his mind.

Havertz, 24, was thought to hold an interest in heading to La Liga, but ultimately decided to stay in the Premier League.