The Kai Havertz to Chelsea transfer saga appears to be typically going in the way that the majority of transfer deals go.
As the clubs negotiate, top sources struggle to keep up and get the latest news, with it looking likely that the deal is being kept as tightly under wraps as possible by both clubs.
Chelsea have been in negotiations with Bayer for the transfer of Havertz, with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano posting this days ago now.
Official talks started between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen for Havertz.
Chelsea want to complete the deal soon but would pay €80m fee only including add ons. Talks on to find an agreement. Personal terms agreed weeks ago. Kai is waiting. 🔵 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 27, 2020
The day before this post, the reliable Christian Falk of BILD in Germany tweeted saying the deal was getting hot and that Bayer do not insist on Havertz playing in the Europa League for them next week.
After qualifying for Champions League: it can now go quickly with the deal of @ChelseaFC and @kaihavertz29. Leverkusen does not insist on participating of @kaihavertz29 in the Euro League. Now the negotations are getting hot
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 26, 2020
But Falk has now tweeted yesterday that Bayer DO now want Havertz to play in the Europa League, and Romano apparently claims that was never in doubt.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 29, 2020
– Never been in doubt that Havertz will be available for EL.
– Bayer asked for €100m, Chelsea always wanted to offer €80m add ons included.
– No official bid on the table but Chelsea and Bayer are now in talks. Still no agreement.
– Kai is pushing to leave Bayer.#CFC 🔵🇩🇪 https://t.co/O5Id1twS4B
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 29, 2020
It looks like these updates were forced off the back of Bayer boss Voller saying Havertz will play Europa League.
It really shows that the deal is actually being kept very much behind closed doors and even the most reliable reporters are struggling to get information.