Chelsea are expected to complete a £90m deal for Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz. So what’s happening?
The hold up seems to be because of Bayer Leverkusen’s battles to identify an appropriate replacement.
A Chelsea move for the 21-year-old has been mooted during the recent months, with the playmaker excited about playing under Frank Lampard in the Premier League.
Jan-Aage Jjortoft has addressed to the circumstance, clarifying why Kai Havertz is still not officially Chelsea player.
Seems like the main – reason for the delay of a public confirmation of the deal, is that Leverkusen would have liked to be further in replacing him.
It’s strategy. After a big Havertz-fee….any replacement will be more expensive.
That’s the name of the game
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) August 26, 2020
Chelsea have spent large this summer, previously signing Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell.