This summer’s longest transfer saga seems to be drawing to its end, at least for Chelsea. Peter Bosz, the head coach of Bayer Leverkusen, has confirmed that he does not “expect” Chelsea to Kai Havertz to train the German team from here on.
Kai Havertz has, as it seems, always been linked to Chelsea with two of the toughest business negotiators, Chelsea’s Marina Granovskaia and Leverkusen’s Rudolf “Rudi” Völler, enjoying an exceedingly long and drawn-out game of appeasement.
This twitter message from Bosz, though, is the clearest sign from Leverkusen’s side that the game is over. Though Völler has repeatedly argued so far that the two clubs are nowhere near a settlement, this update makes it appear to be just what it was supposed to be: a bargaining strategy.
As a reminder from move expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea will pay € 80 million ahead of time to Havertz in Leverkusen, with an additional € 20 million. The delay in the announcement appears to be due, rather than something important, to little detail, such as the form of add-ons.