By Nick Purewal, Press Association Sport
Published: 23:39 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 23:39 BST, 1 September 2020
Toni Rudiger has admitting reprising his unofficial agent's role in helping lure Kai Havertz to Chelsea.
Germany midfielder Havertz is understood to be on the brink of trading Bayern Leverkusen for Stamford Bridge in a deal that could rise as high as £90million.
The Blues' Germany defender Rudiger revealed earlier this summer how he had helped convince Timo Werner to make the west London switch from RB Leipzig.
Chelsea are close to sealing a mega-money move for German wonderkid Kai Havertz
And now the popular Chelsea figure has admitted returning to his 'agent Rudiger' role in a bid to help the Blues seal the deal for highly-rated forward Havertz.
When asked whether he would have any influence over the Havertz situation, Rudiger said: 'Everything went well with Timo Werner, so I made my contribution.
'And I hope that it works again now.'
Rudiger's close friendship with Werner paid big dividend for Chelsea, as the Blues