Two-word response to ‘Havertz to Bayern’ claims

Matt Stead
Havertz Chelsea Leverkusen

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.


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.

Chelsea have reportedly made a list of players who could be sold to fund a move.