Date published: Tuesday 16th June 2020 10:08
Kai Havertz is not close to joining Bayern Munich in a £75m-plus deal, according to a German football expert.
Christian Falk – the head of football at BILD – was asked about a report in the Daily Telegraph suggesting that Bayern were ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United in the battle for the Bayer Leverkusen attacker.
His two-word response dismissed the story – repeated across the internet – that Chelsea and United were only willing to pay £50m for Havertz while the German champions-elect were happy to pay over £75m, which would have represented a club-record fee.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 15, 2020
The idea that Premier League clubs would only pay £50m for Havertz seemed bizarre as he is only 21 but has scored 11 Bundesliga goals this season. He will attempt to add to that total on Wednesday night against Cologne.