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Chelsea’s move for Kai Havertz has been likened to Manchester United’s move for Jadon Sancho.
The two deals are similar in the sense that the duo are both very young players who seem to be the face of the Bundesliga at the moment, with very high transfer value.
One striking thing about the the Havertz and Sancho deal is the transfer fee. Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen are both keen on commanding high prices for their star players, irrespective of the economic situation caused by the coronavirus.
Manchester United had been playing hard ball over agreeing a fee for Sancho, as the Bundesliga side wanted nothing less than a £100m. Reports claim that Chelsea were banking on United’s resilience as they refused to be swayed by Dortmund’s outrageous demands.
However, Dortmund now seem to have called off the deal. Just recently, Borussia Dortmund sporting director, Michael Zorc, revealed Jadon Sancho will not be leaving the club this summer, after talks for a transfer reportedly broke down between them and Manchester United.
This also implies that Chelsea must be ready to cough out the £90m that’s being requested for Kai Havertz, else there will be no deal.
Chelsea are believed to have agreed personal terms with Kai Havertz, but all that’s left is for the two clubs to come to terms.
Bayer Sporting director Rudi Voller has warned Chelsea, that the Blues won’t be given any discount despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on football’s economy.
Asked if the club had already agreed to sell the 21-year-old, Voller told Gazzetta dello Sport: “No, 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.”
This might just mean that Chelsea will obviously pay lot for Havertz.