Kai Havertz will earn £310,000 a week at Chelsea
That pay packet will make the Germany international the fourth-highest earner in the Premier League behind David de Gea, Mesut Ozil and Kevin De Bruyne.
Chelsea are expected to complete the signing of the Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder in the coming days.
The club will pay up to £90m for Havertz, who had previously been linked with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
And Chelsea will also shatter their existing wage structure to land the 21-year-old, with no player in their squad currently earning more than £200,000 per week.
Former Bayer Leverkusen manager Tayfyn Korkut highlights Kai Havertz’s ‘mental power’ as his most ‘special’ quality, with the midfielder reportedly on the verge of joining Chelsea. The 21-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. pic.twitter.com/4M7oncSpAB
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Club open Mendy talks
Chelsea have held early discussions with Rennes over goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, reports Football Insider.
The Blues are looking to upgrade between the sticks after Kepa Arrizabalaga’s disappointing season last time out.
Mendy is believed to be a target for Lampard, but Chelsea have yet to make a formal offer for the shot-stopper.
The club values the 28-year-old at around £22m – significantly less than Rennes’ asking price of £45m.
The French side may budge on that figure, though, particularly as they only paid £3.6m for him last summer.
Silva deal nearly done
Thiago Silva will complete his move to Chelsea today, according to The Athletic.
The Brazil international is set to sign a one-year deal with the west Londoners after his Paris Saint-Germain contract expired.