“Working on this surprise deal” – Fabrizio Romano gives update on big Chelsea story of the week

The transfer window officially opened yesterday, and it sparked a crazy first day of transfer rumours surrounding Chelsea, and of course other clubs as well.

Chelsea are expected to be one of the busier clubs this summer purely because they are open to selling so many of their current players.

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The biggest story of the week so far came out yesterday when further news emerged of Arsenal’s interest in signing Chelsea forward Kai Havertz. This news had been bubbling up but there are now claims that contact has started and Arsenal are pushing to sign the German international.

It was Real Madrid who were pushing last week but it looks like they have been priced out of a move. Arsenal however, are very much still in this and are pushing to get the fee lowered.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has the very latest on this story and he says that Bayern Munich are also ones to watch in this race.

“Talks have started, and an opening bid has come in from Arsenal for Chelsea forward Kai Havertz. Arsenal are working on this surprise deal, which comes following quick developments in the last few days also with Real Madrid, who were interested but who are no longer in the race,” Romano wrote in his exclusive CaughtOffside Substack.

“Real have cooled down their interest because he’s considered too expensive – they won’t spend even £60m. Now, Arsenal have approached Chelsea, who have said their asking price is £70-75m.

“To be clear: Arsenal will never pay that money. But from what I understand, sources close to the negotiation believe it will be possible to sign Havertz from Chelsea for less than that. Chelsea could be flexible in terms of their value in order to make this deal happen, because they know the Germany international won’t extend his contract.

“Conversations are ongoing, and the player is keen on a move to Arsenal. Mikel Arteta really appreciates him, he’s a big fan of his qualities and feels this is a player with the space to grow and improve, despite his struggles at Stamford Bridge.

“But also keep an eye on Bayern – they have a good relationship with Havertz’s agents, who are the same as Konrad Laimer’s representatives. For the moment, there is no official bid, but Arsenal know that Bayern could also be in the race in the next few days.”


  1. i would be sad to see harvits leave. stil think playing him in his prefered pos, would be an asette to cfc

  2. I cannot believe what I am reading, this present ownership are destroying my club .
    First the sacking Tuchel , then the signing of Stirling the possible selling of Mount and now Havertz, two of the most tealented and skilful players at the club, we are watching the demise Chelsea F.C. before our very eyes .
    One wrong decision after another. So very sad .

  3. Nah havertz didn’t really do it for me at Chelsea seeing as he wants to leave let him go and flop for another club

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