Chelsea have denied claims that the club’s director Marina Granovskaia has acted unprofessionally in the club’s transfer pursuit of Kai Havertz.
According to reports, Granovskaia has been talking to contacts in Germany, seeking information on Leverkusen’s setup that could help over the transfer fee for Havertz in order to compile a dossier of possible weaknesses in the club’s hierarchy to have an upper hand in negotiations over the midfielder.
But now Chelsea have moved to deny those claims, saying the blues director approaches transfer dealings with the professionalism.
“We vigorously deny these suggestions; these claims are a complete fabrication,” a Chelsea spokesman told the Press Association.
Marina Granovskaia is incharge of Chelsea’s transfer strategy, majorly in terms of negotiations over signings.
Chelsea’s Russian director has a good reputation as one of the most powerful women in football, and is highly respected for her negotiating skills.
The blues have been unhappy with these latest claims over her conduct in the transfer puruit of Havertz, to the point of issuing a statement to deny it.
Chelsea have already signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech as Frank Lampard looks to rebuild the squad.
Havertz is believed to be keen on a move to Chelsea, but the two teams are yet to agree a fee over a transfer.
Chelsea also want to improve their defense, with Ben Chilwell having been identified as their top target to upgrade his role.