Chelsea have a deadline of August 28nd to agree a deal to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen, according to BILD head of football Christian Falk. The Blues are keen to sign Havertz from the Bundesliga giants, but are some way away from an agreement.
Havertz’s season is now over after Leverkusen’s defeat against Inter Milan on Monday night.
The Bundesliga side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Inter in the Europa League, knocking them out of the competition.
Havertz scored a tidy finish in the game, which will likely be his last for Leverkusen.
The German attacker, who can play anywhere across the front three, is believed to be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge to play under Frank Lampard.
Now, however, Chelsea have a deadline to get a deal done, due to Leverkusen’s training camp for the next season.
Falk tweeted: Timeline for the Kai Havertz poker: Kai has now two weeks vacation. On Friday, August 28th, his club Leveekusen will start again with a corona test in the afternoon. it would be good for Chelsea to finish the deal at this stage”
Timeline for the @kaihavertz29 poker: Kai has now two weeks vacation. On Friday, August 28th, his club Leveekusen will start again with a corona test in the afternoon. it would be good for @Chelsea to finish the deal at this stage
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 11, 2020
The Bundesliga season begins on September 18, meaning there could potentially be some time after the deadline to get the deal completed before the campaign begins.
Falk also appeared on the Pod Save The Ball podcast and explained the situation regarding Havertz.
He revealed that Chelsea know they can get the attacker, and are confident that they can do so before the league season starts.
But at the moment, according to Falk, there is yet to be a concrete offer made that Bayer are happy with.
He explained: “I think Marina [Granovskaia] is doing a very good job at Chelsea. She’s a very hard negotiation partner. And she’s playing on time.
“For Chelsea it’s a lot of money Leverkusen are asking for.
“At the moment, they’ll start talking. Manager has been talking to the player and promising something.
“We know Havertz can go, he’s got a price, so they have to talk.
“But, at the moment, there’s no offer. If there’s no offer, they don’t have to talk