Despite the fact that Bayer Leverkusen officials continue to keep a low profile and Kai Havertz’s agent remains silent on the matter, signs emerged over the weekend that Chelsea are close to completing a deal for one of Germany’s most promising young attacking midfielder.

German footballing magazine Kicker cites Havertz’s absence from an obligatory training/testing session on Sunday as one reason a transfer may be imminent. 

Germany’s most-esteemed rumor-mill aggregator, Transfermarkt.de, has not made any changes to its transfer possibility assessment. The likelihood of a transfer nevertheless remains at 76 percent. All Leverkusen players were all scheduled to take part in a highly important set of preparatory drills and physical appraisals. The absence of one of the team’s key figure was easily noticed.

Kicker expilicitly rules out reason for Havertz not been present on his team fitness training and testing on Sunday. There haven’t been any report on Havertz having any health issues and he hasn’t been seen in the Germany National team camp, his team mate in Leverkusen Jonathan Tah who is the German squad was present on Sunday for the drilling and test.

The Blue’s pursuit on Havertz have been making the rounds through out the summer but have cooled off in recents days due to Chelsea working on to sign other players.

The recent transfer of Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kevin Volland to AS Monaco also suggested that Bayer would be unlikely to part company with another attacking threat.

However, the likely acquisition of heavy scoring threat Patrick Schick from RB Leipzig may boost the Bay Arena’s attacking force with Leon Bailey and Karim Bellarabi still at the club. Moreover, Chelsea’s reported offer of approximately €100 million may be too profitable to resist. 

Since the club could offer no explanation why Havertz missed the team’s performance diagnostics, Kicker deduces that, at the very least, the two clubs are talking once again.

With The Blue’s just recently sign Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr will be looking to sign Kai Havertz before the transfer window close.