Chelsea have actually been informed that they will need to wait till after Bayer Leverkusen’s Europa League campaign concludes in August to sign Kai Havertz.
Bayer Leverkusen director Rudi Voller has alerted Chelsea that Kai Havertz will not be offered on the low-cost and will stay at the club for a minimum of another couple of weeks.
The Blues are thought to have actually made signing the Germany international their main target, having already added Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to their assaulting ranks.
Leverkusen worth Havertz at ₤815 m and Voller will rule out cashing in for anything less, even during a duration of financial unpredictability for clubs.
The 60- year-old has also notified Chelsea that the in- need attacker will see out the rest of Bayer’s Europa League campaign, which resumes on Thursday with a last-16 second leg against Rangers.
When asked if Leverkusen will think about offering Havertz early,
“It is set in stone. There is no new stance,” he informed German outlet Kicker.
“There will also be no ‘corona bonus’. No matter who the player is.”
Chelsea’s domestic campaign concludes on Saturday when they handle London competitors Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.