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Bayer Leverkusen confirm negotiations for Son Heung-Min transfer

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Rudi Völler, Bayer's sporting director, says a deal will only happen "on their terms."

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Son Heung-Min is not a Tottenham Hotspur player yet, but negotiations are far enough along that Bayer Leverkusen let him go to London to have a medical. Bayer sporting director Rudi Völler confirmed to Sky Deutschland that negotiations were ongoing. He was a bit defiant about getting bullied into a move, and said that a medical didn't necessarily mean the deal was done.

Harry Sherlock of Goal.com had Völler's quotes in English."There is a request and there are talks. But nothing is done," he said. "Son would not have played today anyway, he was sick at the weekend already. At this moment he is our player.

"I saw many medicals in this business where there was no deal afterwards. We will try to reach an agreement, but only under our conditions."

Those conditions, reportedly, are a €30 million transfer fee. Bayer likely wants a lot of the money guaranteed and up front, as opposed to spread out over the life of the contract Son signs and/or tied up in incentives. So, whether or not the deal gets done quickly probably depends on how hard Levy wants to Levy.