The latest update for Kai Havertz’s transfer has rolled out – and it’s under heavy speculation.
Chelsea have been pursuing Havertz relentlessly, but the issue is that the striker doesn’t come cheap. Havertz’s price is supposed to be £90 million, but Chelsea are able to get together only £70 million so far – falling £20 million less.
Voller, however, informed Chelsea that in no means would Bayer Leverkusen be willing to reduce prices for their star striker.
He told Sportbuzzer: ‘In times of Corona it may actually be that the transfer fees have decreased for many players.
‘But Corona or Corona – this is not the case with exceptional players like Havertz or Jadon Sancho. There’s no Corona discount for them.
‘Of course we would be very happy if he stayed for another year. It is clear that the departure of such a player, despite the high transfer fee, always means a loss – see Leipzig and Werner.’
However, Chelsea still seem to be leading the race for the 21 year old ace, even though Real Madrid and Barcelona have interest in the striker.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Solhekol said: “As is so often the case, negotiations are being held up by disagreements over price and payment structure.
“When it comes to the player, personal terms will not be a problem for Chelsea – they rarely are for big clubs when it comes to big deals.
“Chelsea are offering a deal worth a total of £70m, whereas Leverkusen value Havertz at £90m. Chelsea’s negotiations are being handled as always by Marina Granovskaia, who effectively runs the club on behalf of the owner Roman Abramovich.
“Granovskaia is known as the ‘Iron Lady’ in the German media and she has a reputation there as a very tough negotiator who always protects the interests of her club.
“Petr Cech also now plays a big role in transfers having returned to Chelsea as the technical and performance adviser last summer.
“The departures of Willian and Pedro will mean Chelsea will have a new-look forward line next season. On paper Havertz, Werner and Ziyech looks like a world-class front three which could re-establish Chelsea as genuine title contenders, while they also have Christian Pulisic.
“Clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona also wanted to sign Havertz but at the moment Chelsea are the only club who are in talks with Leverkusen.