Despite recent media reports to the contrary, Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler insists that Kai Havertz will take part in Leverkusen’s upcoming Europa League matches, and not just because he has not received any official offers yet for the 21-year-old.

Leverkusen were said to have relaxed their stance on this matter this week, but Völler says that’s far from the truth and Havertz’s immediate future is “set in stone”. What happens after is a different story of course, though we still shouldn’t expect any discounts on their €100m asking price regardless of the economic situation.