Kai Havertz could be confirmed as a Chelsea player any day now, after reportedly agreeing a deal to sign for the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen. Havertz looks set to become the club’s all-time record signing, and their sixth signing of the transfer window. Express Sport has all the updates on the move.
Havertz is currently away with the Germany national side, but the speculation is continuing to ramp up over his future.
The 21-year-old wonderkid has been linked with the Blues since earlier in the summer, with the two clubs locked in negotiations for most of the window.
Leverkusen seemed resigned to losing their megastar for some time, and slapped a hefty £100million asking price on his head.
As the window went on, they appeared to relent slightly on their demands and lowered their asking price to £90m.
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It now appears Chelsea will meet that asking price after paying a series of installments and add-ons, with the initial fee to be £71m.
Havertz will join fellow Germany international Timo Werner, who signed for Chelsea early in the window for £53m.
His arrival will take Chelsea’s summer spend to just over £240m, the most they’ve ever spent in a single transfer window.
Express Sport has all the latest on the deal.
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Havertz reportedly completed his medical at Chelsea over the weekend.
German publication BILD claims he completed his medical in London over the weekend, putting the finishing touch on the move.
It is possible Havertz would have completed his medical duties with Chelsea’s in-house channels if he was in London, but that is yet to be confirmed.
Leverkusen officials aren’t expecting him to return from the German international training camp, meaning he will likely head straight back to England to meet up with his new team-mates.
Bayer Leverkusen gift
Reports suggest Chelsea are set to offer Leverkusen a player in return for Havertz, with Malang Sarr heading to the Bundesliga on loan.
The French centre-back joined Chelsea this summer for free after leaving French side OGC Nice, but Blues chiefs immediately confirmed he would spend next season on loan.
Sarr, 21, will reportedly be confirmed as a Leverkusen player at the same time as Havertz is announced by Chelsea.
Two more deals
Havertz is set to become Chelsea’s all-time record signing, but Frank Lampard is reportedly determined to keep spending.
The Blues head coach has apparently told Chelsea officials he wants to sign Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Chelsea are said keen to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, and view the £27m man as an ideal replacement.
Lampard is also apparently tracking Declan Rice, despite West Ham’s reluctance to sell.
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