- Germany international set to sign five-year deal
- Leverkusen confirm Havertz will not train with them again
Chelsea have agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Kai Havertz for an initial club record fee of £72M.
Negotiations over Havertz have been ongoing for several weeks, and after an initial bid of £58.6M was rejected, it’s understood that Chelsea have now agreed a deal that will surpass the club record £71.6M paid for Kepa Arrizabalaga in 2018.
Bayer Leverkusen have finally conceded defeat to Kai Havertz leaving the club this summer as an announcement is ‘just a matter of time’ away with Chelsea on the verge of completing a £90M deal.
Kai Havertz’ blockbuster summer transfer to Chelsea is getting closer and closer ahead of the new season.
The 21-year-old is expected to complete a £90 million move to west London to join Frank Lampard’s side and fellow Germans Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger.
Havertz will sign a five-year-deal in England and after several times of denying any move to the Blues, his current club Bayer Leverkusen have now admitted defeat.
“Unfortunately, our squad has not yet been determined. I no longer expect that Volland and Havertz will train with us again,” manager Peter Bosz admitted. “It’s possible that other players will also switch. We definitely have to bring players in too.”
Havertz linked up with the German National Team on Monday in Stuttgart ahead of their Nations League fixtures against Spain and Switzerland.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the announcement is ‘just a matter of time now’ as the announcement is prepared, medicals still to be completed and for the contracts to be finalised.
He was told last week that a deal was completed and that he will become a Chelsea player this summer.
Havertz will become the most expensive German player of all-time and is set to be Chelsea’s new club-record signing.
Volland is expected to join Monaco, with Havertz becoming manager Frank Lampard’s sixth summer signing following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech for £37m, Timo Werner for £47.5m, Ben Chilwell for £50m and defenders Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr on free transfers.
The 21-year-old met up with the Germany squad in Stuttgart on Monday ahead of Nations League fixtures against Spain on Thursday and Switzerland on Sunday. Havertz has made 118 Bundesliga appearances since making his debut in October 2016. Leverkusen have already targeted Roma’s Patrick Schick having offered €28m for the Czech Republic forward.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are set to sign Conor Gallagher on a season-long loan. The England Under-21 international came on as a substitute in Chelsea’s friendly against Brighton on Saturday but completed a medical at Palace on Sunday and will provide competition in Roy Hodgson’s midfield having spent last season on loan at Charlton.
Peter Bosz on Chelsea spending big to sign Kai Havertz:
“There are clubs and people, like Roman Abramovich in this case probably, who are able to and want to pay it. They’ll have calculated it well and Kai is not the only player joining Chelsea this summer.”
Now Leverkusen’s own Twitter-account is also reporting their coach’s statement that he doesn’t expect Havertz to train with them Again
The New Chelsea- player will soon be in London though. The signing-session in front of the press will be delayed because of the National Team. The actual signing and confirmation NOT
Kai Havertz was told last week that his transfer to Chelsea is done and he will be a Blues player this summer.
Kai Havertz to Chelsea is ‘just a matter of time’ now as the announcement is prepared, medicals are completed and the contracts are finalised in the €100M transfer.