Chelsea are reportedly still hoping to lower the potential transfer fee for Kai Havertz and expect to have further talks with Bayer Leverkusen soon.
The Bundesliga side’s season is finally over after their 2-1 loss to Inter Milan in the Europa League quarter-final.
Many Chelsea fans are hoping the Havertz transfer saga could reach its conclusion now that their prolonged campaign has ended.
However, it seems they might have to wait a bit longer since Chelsea and Leverkusen reportedly remain far apart in their respective valuations of the player.
According to a report from the ESPN, the Blues are still reluctant to pay Leverkusen’s £90million asking price for Havertz.
Chelsea had been confident they can reach an agreement over a fee in the region of £70m-75m, the report added.
With Havertz reportedly keen on moving to West London, and given Leverkusen’s fifth-place finish this season which means they missed out on Champions League spot, it makes sense why Chelsea might feel they are in a strong negotiating position.
The report also mentioned that performance and technical advisor Petr Cech is playing an active role in discussions.
The former goalkeeper also played a key role in convincing another German talent, Timo Werner, to join the Blues.