Kai Havertz happy to pay his own way during Chelsea’s travel budget sanctions

Kai Havertz is happy to pay his own way to Chelsea games (Picture: Getty Images)

Kai Havertz says he would be happy to pick up his own bill for travel to away games, with Chelsea currently restricted to spending £20,000 on getting to each match.

The cap on spending is part of the sanctions placed on the club by the UK government, punishing the ‘Kremlin-linked’ owner Roman Abramovich, who is now looking to sell.

Before he does, though, spending needs to be kept in check and Havertz says he would be fine with paying for his travel, however the squad have to get to their games.

The German says there are much more important things going on in the world than to worry about how the Blues are getting to their games and who will pay for it.

‘I would pay, it’s no problem,’ Havertz told a press conference on Tuesday.

‘That’s not a big deal for us, I think for us to come to the games is the most important thing.

‘I think there are a lot of harder things in the world right now than if we have to take the bus or the plane to an away game.

‘I would pay it, it’s no problem.’

It is an unusual time for the Chelsea players, now routinely asked about these unprecedented issues, how they are dealing with the uncertainty around the club and with the backdrop of war in Europe affecting everyone/

However, the in-form Havertz says he is remembering the positives that he can still continue to play football in an immensely privileged position.

‘For me, for the other players, for the manager, it’s hard to say for us,’ said the German forward.

Havertz has scored four goals in his last three games (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I think the manager said this as well. We sit here in Cobham, play football, do what we love and there are bigger things happening right now than us playing football.

‘You see these images and think that it is not possible that things like this can happen.

‘We play in a full stadium, enjoy some moments, so for me it’s tough to speak about because I’m not a politician, I don’t know everything about it.

‘Of course I know it’s the worst thing that can happen on the planet right now and we all stand for peace.’

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