Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has warned Chelsea that they will have to pay the full asking price for Kai Havertz.
The Havertz transfer saga continues as Leverkusen refused to drop their asking price for Havertz, despite the current pandemic transfer climate.
Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz told Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad back in March that it would take €100 million (£90m) for any team to take the 21-year-old away from BayArena.
Apparently their stance has not changed since.
A recent report from Sky Sports said Chelsea are currently negotiating to pay an initial fee of £70m with performance-related add-ons to meet Leverkusen’s demand.
However, Leverkusen sporting director said they have not reached any agreement with Chelsea and warned the west London outfit about hoping for any discount.
He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “No [agreement has been reached], but with his talent, it means he’s on the list of all the best clubs.
“We know of the interest of a couple of clubs, especially Chelsea, but for us, the situation is quite simple; he has a two-year contract, if anyone wants him on our terms, fine, otherwise he stays here another year and we are happy.
“It won’t be easy, but for an artist like him, there is no Covid discount.”
Voller also stressed that Havertz will stay at Leverkusen until their Europa League campaign ends, which means Chelsea could wait until August 21 should the Bundesliga side reach the final.
“Nobody leaves first. Now, with Covid-19, there have been transfers before the end of the season, but not from us,” he added.