FACTCHECK: Have Chelsea agreed a deal to sign Bayern Leverkusen Kai Havertz?

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz: Coming to Chelsea?

CLAIM: Speculations continue to heighten with claims that an agreement has been agreed over Chelsea’s Kai Havertz signing


FULL STORY: Speculations have continued to heighten over Chelsea’s signing of Bayern Leverkusen midfielder, Kai Havertz.

The 21-year-old German popped into the radar of Chelsea who are in the middle of completely overhauling their team after an indifferent season.

Though Chelsea made a top-four finish in the Premier League and qualified for Champions League next season, they suffered painful final losses to Arsenal in the FA Cup and Bayern Munich in the UEFA champions league knockout stages.

Rumours continue to mount that Havertz is close to joining the London team. In the early hours of Tuesday, there were reports Chelsea published on their website that Kai Havertz transfer was already agreed and deleted shortly after.

Speculations continued on popular social media Twitter that an agreement between Bayern Leverkusen and Chelsea has been reached over Havertz signing for £70M plus adds on.

Others have it that Chelsea would be having double medicals this week for Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz as both players would report to training on Friday.

VERIFICATION: Checks by P.M. News on Chelsea FC official website show that there are no news or mention of any sort about Kai Havertz on the website. Checks on other top media outlets also show that discussion about Kai Havertz transfer is still ongoing according to Mirror and football London who claims Chelsea has been told they will not budge from their £90m valuation of Kai Havertz.

That being said, the state of Havertz transfer to Chelsea currently cannot be explained, however, sky sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, in a report explained that Bayer Leverkusen are refusing to give Chelsea a “corona discount” on Kai Havertz and are sticking to their €100m (£90m) asking price.

Despite the 21-year -old interest in joining the West London team, an agreement between him and Bayern Leverkusen can only allow him to leave the German team when their valuation is met.

Conclusion: Speculations that Havertz has joined Chelsea or an agreement between Bayern Leverkusen and Chelsea has been reached is MISLEADING as both teams are yet to agree on terms to sign the midfielder.

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