Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler likes to repeat himself, which is certainly good since he’s having to do a fair bit of that. Chelsea’s pursuit of Kai Havertz has been spinning in circles for a while now. Like the top at the end of Inception, we’re all just waiting to see if it falls.
But while Leverkusen’s season is now officially over, after their loss to Inter Milan in the Europa League earlier this week, the conditions for Havertz’s potential transfer to Chelsea haven’t changed. And Völler’s more than happy to remind us of this over and over again. After all, it makes him look good, putting up a strong fight against the clutches of big money.
“No decision has been made yet. I’d like to repeat myself by emphasizing that we’re talking about a wonderful footballer.
“There is nothing new in this regard. We have a clear and mutual agreement with him and his representatives that he can only leave under certain conditions. Otherwise he will stay.”
-Rudi Völler; source: kicker via BuLi News
Chelsea have been reportedly trying to lower Leverkusen’s €100m asking price — personal terms are not an issue, and a five-year deal has already been agreed supposedly — so we’ll see if in the end it’s the talkative Völler or the silent Granovskaia who comes out as the ultimate winner in these negotiations.