Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen) linked with AS Monaco as contract extension talks fail

Kicker report that 28-year-old Bayer Leverkusen forward Kevin Volland could depart the BayArena this summer as talks to extend his existing contract have failed.

With the latest round of discussions between club and player failing to materialise a new contract extension, Bayer are now reportedly happy to move on the Germany international this summer in order to re-coup a transfer fee.

The Bayer fan-favourite joined from Hoffenheim back in 2016 and has gone on to make 148 appearances for Die Werkself, scoring 50 goals and assisting 32 times in the process. His current deal with the club runs out in the summer of 2021.

The news of his possible departure comes as Bayer look to bring AS Roma forward Patrik Schick to the club on a permanent deal. The Czech international, who played on loan at RB Leipzig last term, would be available for around €25 million.

Leverkusen would be able to afford the fee if star player Kai Havertz departs for Premier League side Chelsea in the coming days.

Nathan Evans.

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