Marina Granovskaia was accused of making a false play to seal the Havertz deal. But Chelsea has brushed away such rumors on Marina.
Marina Granovskaia has been known to be a strong negotiator. She has made a list of deals for Chelsea with her skills. But there were rumors of her looking at the weakness of Bayer Leverkusen to seal Havertz deal for profit lately. Chelsea has back her up by denying such rumors.
The Blues have already spent big this summer with the deals on Werner and Ziyech. The duo has cost the club nearly £90m in total. But that does not stop Lampard and co there. The gaffer and Marina are still on the lookout to seal some more deals.
Kai Havertz being their next top target. The Bayer Leverkusen ace has already shown his interest to exit the German side. Chelsea is the only one to have made proper contact so far. Leverkusen is looking for a hefty £90m for their ace. But the Blues seem to have an issue with the sum.
Chelsea was looking for a transfer in the range of £70m. So the £20m difference is causing issues for the Blues. Marina Granovskaia is trying to negotiate through with the Germans to ease the fee. With the player also showing his interest in leaving, they may settle for a lower fee. But it is among these talks that the rumor has risen.
There are claims that Marina has compiled a dossier of Leverkusen’s weakness. So that Chelsea can seal the deal for a comfortable fee. But Chelsea has denied any such happening. A spokesperson even emphasizes that the claims are purely fabricated, via The Mirror.
Marina has been a very influential negotiator
Marina Granovskaia has been playing a key role in all of Chelsea’s negotiations. The Russian has been taking care of all the signings. She has been a trusted advisor for Roman Abramovich. Marina also has a good relationship with Frank Lampard. The Chelsea boss has been able to work with ease because of Marina’s support for his plans.
Marina played an integral role in the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid. The Spanish giants made the signing for £130m. The sum they are now investing in the new signings. This deal is just an example of many key deals done by her brilliantly.
Even now in the Havertz deal, though the sum is more than their expectations. Marina will find a way to ease things for Chelsea. But she has already asked Lampard to offload some stars as well. With more targets in mind and big wage bills to deal with, Chelsea need to look into their spending. Hence, Marina has been spending with caution as well.
Kai Havertz is keen to join the Blues
The German international has been keen on joining Chelsea. He has had a wonderful spell at Leverkusen and was a target of many European clubs. But Chelsea seems to be the fastest one to propose a deal on their favorites. The Blues have already made personal terms with Havertz. The final confirmation from the club is the only thing left.
Even if the clubs come to an agreement, Leverkusen won’t let him go yet. Bayer’s sporting director Rudi Voller wants him to stay till the Europa League ends. That is until August 21st, only then will they let the youngster leave their side. Chelsea will also be okay with it as they are also looking to muster up some cash.
Marina has already let Lampard know that he must ship some stars this summer. Frank chose not to make a move till the FA cup finals as it may affect his player’s morale. So after the final, we can see Lampard make a final list of stars set to depart.
Havertz can be happy about one more thing as well. The youngster will get to wear his dream number. With Willian set to leave as his contract ends, the No. 10 jersey is free. Kai is keen on wearing the number and can now avail of it.