Marina Granovskaia makes key transfer decision and Kai Havertz call

Voller issues Havertz update

Bayer Leverkusen managing director Rudi Voller says Havertz can leave the Bundesliga club this summer, but only if certain conditions are met.

Chelsea have been in talks with the German side for several weeks, yet there was no chance of Havertz leaving Leverkusen while the club were still in the Europa League knockout stages.

However, after Bayer were eliminated by Inter Milan on Monday, Blues supporters were hopeful a move could soon be completed.

“No decision has been made yet,” Völler told Kicker via BuLinews. “There is nothing new in this regard.

“I’d like to repeat myself by emphasising that we’re talking about a wonderful footballer.

“We have a clear and mutual agreement with him and his representatives that he can only leave under certain conditions.

“Otherwise, he will stay.”

The off-season, brief as it may be, has arrived, meaning Frank Lampard and his players are enjoying a short break before the 2020/21 Premier League campaign gets underway in just over four weeks.

There is still plenty going on behind the scenes, though, with transfer talk heating up.

Our senior reporter Alan Smith jumped on Facebook live last night to field your questions.

Kai Havertz remains the player fans are most interested in and the Bayer Leverkusen captain dominated the early parts of the conversation.

Beyond that there were some questions about the defence, focusing on a run through the centre back options and which of the four in this season’s squad is most likely to drop out should Chelsea strengthen in that particular area.

Kepa, whose future as first-choice goalkeeper is in doubt, also comes up in conversation, along with the shortened pre-season and why the Jadon Sancho to Manchester United standoff shows why there should be no

You can watch the recording in the video above and make sure to send any further questions to Alan on Twitter and he will answer them in a live webchat on Friday afternoon.


It’s not all about choosing, we haven’t gotten him yet because of the ask prize. He want to come but BayerO4 is asking much and Chelsea don’t feel like to pay that much on him.

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