According to Matt Law, Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia is taking her time to complete a deal for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz because there’s no competition for the midfielder.
Law told the London Is Blue podcast: “I think everything is pretty much unofficially agreed for the player.
“There’s no real competition for him. There’s an acceptance from Leverkusen and Chelsea that he’s going to end up at Chelsea.
“This seems to be all heading in that direction. Then Chelsea are in a good negotiating position at that point.
“There’s no way, given her track record, that Marina is going to say ‘you can have what you want’, she will negotiate hard at this point.
“There’s nobody else who will pay all the money, he’s made clear he wants to leave, he’s made clear he wants to go to Chelsea.
“So Chelsea hold all the aces… Marina can slightly take her time.”