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Bayern Munich chief scout met secretly with Kai Havertz’s agent in Mainz

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The Bayer Leverkusen phenom might not be going anywhere this summer, but Bayern Munich could be laying the groundwork to make an offer on the talented German.

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In what could be the first step toward securing a transfer next summer, TZ is reporting that Bayern Munich had a secret meeting with the agent of Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz a few hours before Germany kicked off against Estonia in Mainz.

While Bayer Leverkusen has been vocally adamant that Havertz will spend the 2019-2020 season at the BayArena, Die Werkself could be looking to cash in on what should be a nine-figure offer in the summer of 2020.

Per TZ, Bayern’s head scout Marco Neppe and the agent for Havertz, Hannes Winzer, sat down to discuss Havertz’s potential future in Bavaria:

According to TZ’s information, a secret meeting took place between Bayern’s head scout Marco Neppe and Havertz’s agent Hannes Winzer from the Spielerrat Agency a few hours before kickoff in Mainz. The subject: the 20-year-old’s potential future role with the Rekordmeister.

In addition, TZ also states that Neppe stuck around to watch Havertz, but Germany interim coach Marcus Sorg kept the talented 20-year-old on the bench:

Neppe was also in the stadium after the meeting, presumably to observe Germany’s greatest talent live before the summer break. But acting national coach Marcus Sorg ultimately thwarted his plan.

Like clockwork, SportBild chief Christian Falk jumped into give his take. Would Falk confirm the report or did he once again go into “Falk Master Flex Mode” and say it was rubbish?

For Bayern fans, this is probably a good sign.

Update re: Kai Havertz: Bayern spoke with both Rudi Völler and with Leverkusen’s supervisory board president Wenning. For 2019, Bayern was rejected. For 2020, Salihamidzic has already indicated interest.