Contradictory reports on Kai Havertz's Chelsea medical

There have been some contradictory reports regarding Kai Havertz’s medical check for Chelsea ahead of the reported initial £72million move.

According to a report from the Telegraph, the 21-year-old has taken his Chelsea medical on Sunday before he headed to Stuttgart on Monday to join the rest of Germany squad for their UEFA Nations League fixtures against Spain and Switzerland.

The report added that Chelsea have yet to comment on the report, but they believe both the Blues and Bayer Leverkusen are preparing for an announcement with Havertz set to join Frank Lampard’s squad straight after completing international duty with Germany.

Havertz was reportedly absent from Leverkusen’s performance tests on Sunday despite being present in their coronavirus tests two days prior.

However, a recent report from German outlet Sport1 said otherwise.

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The report claimed that Havertz has not yet completed his Chelsea medical and it will likely take place after the international match week.

This would mean Chelsea fans who have gotten restless about the long-awaited transfer could wait for at least another week before any official announcement.

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Sport1 also highlighted the possibility of an injury for Havertz during the international week which could be taken into consideration by Germany head coach Joachim Low when he makes his team selection for their next two games.

A week delay would annoy some fans, but the most problematic thing is that late registration could also mean Havertz would not be able to apply for an exemption from mandatory quarantine.

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