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Bosz still happy with Havertz





Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz insists he has no concerns over Kai Havertz's commitment levels, vowing the Chelsea target will be the first name down on his team-sheet to face Rangers.

The Germany winger is reported to be close to a £70million switch to Stamford Bridge.

But Bosz does not believe the 21-year-old will have his mind in London when his current 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 are now looking to finish the job at the BayArena.

"I will answer these questions very shortly," said Bosz at a press conference. "Yes, he will play and yes I'm convinced he's 100 per cent still fighting for Leverkusen."

While Havertz is available, Dutchman Bosz has been hit with a selection dilemma ahead of the last-16 return clash.

Paulinho will miss out after rupturing his cruciate ligament and Dutch winger Karim Bellarabi is struggling with a muscle problem.

Midfielder Nadiem Amiri is also out having been placed in quarantine.

To make matters worse, midfielder Kerem Demirbay and right-back Mitchell Weiser are both suspended, meaning Bosz will have to put his trust in playmaker Charles Aranguiz and left-back Wendell, despite both being just one more booking away from missing a potential quarter-final clash against Inter Milan or Getafe.