Chelsea ‘Vigorously Deny’ Kai Havertz Transfer Claims

Chelsea ‘vigorously deny’ Kai Havertz transfer claims by defending director Marina Granovskaia Chelsea ‘vigorously deny’ claims director Marina Granovskaia has acted unprofessionally in their pursuit of Kai Havertz.

Reports claimed Granovskaia had compiled a dossier of potential weaknesses in Bayer Leverkusen’s hierarchy by speaking to contacts in Germany to gain an advantage in negotiations. However, Chelsea have moved quickly to rubbish those claims.

A short statement to the Press Association read: “We vigorously deny these suggestions; these claims are a complete fabrication.”

Granovskaia oversees Chelsea’s incoming and outgoing transfers.

She has already helped bring in Timo Werner for £48million from RB Leipzig and Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech for £34m this summer.

Havertz is valued at around £90m by Bayer Leverkusen, who earlier this week insisted the midfielder would complete their Europa League campaign.

The Bundesliga club look set to make it to the quarter-finals as they hold a 3-1 first leg lead over Rangers in the round-of-16.

And if Leverkusen make it to the final on August 21, it would delay Havertz’s potential arrival in west London.

“It is set in stone,” Leverkusen director Rudi Voller said when quizzed over the 21-year-old’s involvement in this season’s Europa League. “There is no new stance.

“There will be no corona bonus. No matter who the player is, this is a special transfer window.”

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