Bayern Munich powerbroker Uli Hoeness says they couldn’t compete with Chelsea for Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz this summer.

Hoeness admitted earlier this year Bayern were keen on signing the midfielder, who is now expected to join Chelsea.

He explained to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: “I am sure that there will be no major transfers after (Leroy) Sané this year. This has nothing to do with Havertz’s quality. We all think he’s a very, very good player.

“But in the corona period after making a transfer of just under 50 million, making one of 70, 80 million or more without secured counter-financing through player sales, I can’t imagine it…”


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