Big news if true, from the wannabe German Transfer Oracle, Christian Falk, coming hot on the heels of Chelsea securing a fourth place finish in the Premier League and Champions League football for next season. (Everything’s better and easier with Champions League football, including player recruitment.)

According to Falk, Chelsea’s negotiations for Kai Havertz “can now go quickly” not only because the season’s essentially over — FA Cup final next weekend, then the formality of the Champions League Round of 16 second leg carrying a 3-0 deficit the week after, are the only things that remain for the Blues.