If that Thiago report from an hour ago didn’t get you down, don’t worry — there’s always more bad news incoming. In an interview with Bild, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted that the club did not have the funds to pursue Kai Havertz this summer. Speaking about the transfer, KHR said, “We have a really big financial challenge ahead of us. Even if we wanted the player, we could not finance it this year.”

The Bayer Leverkusen star has been linked with a whole host of big clubs across Europe, with Bayern and Chelsea being the major interested parties. Today’s news will come as music to the ears of Blues fans, given that their main competitor for Havertz’s signature basically just admitted defeat.

Why did it have to come to this?