Kai Havertz moving to Chelsea has been covered so much, and so strongly, that it feels like a matter of when and not if the transfer will happen.
Bayer Leverkusen are determined to keep the player for the end of the Europa League, so there’s no rush from their side on trying to find a quick agreement. For a while Bild have been reporting on Chelsea’s pursuit, with the German newspaper, and their weekly SportBild magazine, building up something of an obsession with Marina Granovskaia’s role in the deal.
A few days ago they reported the Chelsea official has been conducting ‘espionage’, which amounted to nothing more than asking German football insiders what kind of deal Bayer Leverkusen would accept.
Peter Bosz, the Bundesliga club’s manager, has been speaking to the German media and was inevitably quizzed on Havertz and a move to Chelsea. He explained he’s trying to make sure the player’s head is in the right place, and he doesn’t get too distracted.
Kicker say Chelsea interest is ‘no secret’, but there hasn’t been an actual offer yet, and Bosz is then quoted as saying: “Maybe the decisive call will come today, maybe next week, maybe not at all.”
Despite the uncertainty, there does seem to be a resignation around Bayer Leverkusen that Havertz is likely leaving this summer, and right now Chelsea appear to be the only club seriously in for him.