Chelsea FINALLY agree £90m Kai Havertz deal with Bayer Leverkusen to bring the midfielder to London this week as they prepare final paperwork for their new record signing
- Chelsea have finally agreed a fee with Bayer Leverkusen for Kai Havertz
- The German is on the verge of joining Chelsea in a deal worth £90m
- Havertz is set to fly to London this week to conclude the finer details
- He is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea are on the verge of smashing their transfer record to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth £90million.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has been Frank Lampard’s No 1 target this summer and is now on the verge of concluding a move to Stamford Bridge after a breakthrough in talks.
Chelsea have reached an agreement with Leverkusen to pay a fee of £72m plus add-ons rising to £90m and are preparing to complete the final paperwork on the transfer this week.
New bid submitted three days ago. Bayer Leverkusen told to Chelsea on last night… they’re going to accept. Same today morning with Havertz himself. Paperworks time is now on. ✍🏻🔵 #CFC
More details about personal terms, Lampard and Havertz deal 📲⏩ https://t.co/Lfy8dfDlF0
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2020
CHELSEA’S PREVIOUS RECORD SIGNINGS
1. Kepa Arrizabalaga – £72m
2. Alvaro Morata – £70.6m
3. Christian Pulisic – £58m
Havertz is due to fly to London over the coming days to sign on the dotted line on a five-year contract.
Chelsea have been relentlessly pursuing the German star over the past few months and are now finally set to get the deal over the line.
The deal for Havertz will see Chelsea eclipse the club-record £72m fee they paid for Kepa Arrizabalaga in 2018.
The midfielder is widely regarded as one of the most exciting emerging talents in Europe and marks yet another coup for Lampard, who is looking to build on an encouraging first season in charge.
Havertz, who finished the season with 18 goals and nine assists in all competitions, will follow big-money signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech through the doors at Chelsea.
Havertz is widely regarded as one of the best young talents and was coveted by Europe’s elite
Lampard is planning a huge rebuild this summer and intends to keep splashing the cash with Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and Brighton defender Ben White both targets.
The former Blues player led the team to a fourth-placed finish last campaign but has underlined his ambitions to improve on that next season with some eye-catching signings.
Chelsea begin the Premier League season away to Brighton on September 14, followed by a game against champions Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
The transfer of Kai Havertz (21) to Chelsea FC is nearing completion. According to information from SPORT BILD and BILD, Bayer Leverkusen will agree to the offer of the English!
The replacement formula for the midfield star is therefore: 80 + 10 + 10!
Chelsea are expected to transfer €80 m immediately. Ten million euros bonus esared. They are due for the expected successes, such as the regular achievement of the Champions League and the K-o games within the next five years. Havertz’s contract in London lasted that long.
A further ten million euros in bonuses are earmarked for titles until 2025, such as winning the English Championship, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
The treaties have yet to be finalised and signed. The transfer of Havertz is to be officially announced in the next few days. The goal is that Havertz will no longer have to compete for the Leverkusen Corona Test before the start of training on Friday.
The 21-year-old Germany international has spent his entire career at Leverkusen, contributing an impressive 36 goals and 25 assists in just 118 Bundesliga appearances since making his debut in October 2016.
More to follow…
Havertz tipped to become Chelsea superstar
German football expert Raphael Honigstein:
“He has work to do and has things to prove because he’s only just turned 21, but he’s an outstanding talent, there’s absolutely no doubt about that. He’s in a position where he could dominate the German national team over the next decade, depending on his position,” he told the Transfer Talk podcast.
“Will he play in the No 10 role and become the new Mesut Ozil or will he settle a bit deeper and become the new Toni Kroos? He’s got the ability to play almost anywhere in front of the defence.
“If you look at the unique combination he has of technical ability and eye for a pass, but also having the ability to score and create goals himself, and his runs to be good in the air, I think the best way to sum it up is that he’s a cross between Mesut Ozil and Michael Ballack.”