Chelsea close in on Havertz
Bild are reporting that Chelsea are close to announcing the signing of Kai Havertz.
The German publication have stated that the attacking midfielder has been edging towards a move to west London for the last 48 hours, but that the moved has taken another step forward today as a result of the 21-year-old not taking part in Bayer Leverkusen’s performance tests over the weekend. And though he completed the club’s coronavirus tests on Friday and Saturday, which he needed to do anyway in order to represent Germany, he could by revealed the Blues this week in a move believed to be in the region of £90 million.
Havertz’s Germany teammate Timo Werner has already moved to Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard continues to rebuild his side this summer.
Werner has since been joined by Ben Chilwell from Leicester City, Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain, and French defender Malang Sarr.
Sarr, it’s believed, could move to Leverkusen on loan in an effort to help Chelsea secure the signing of Havertz.
Chelsea look to be closing in on a move for Kai Havertz after the Bayer Leverkusen star was not present for the Bundesliga club’s pre-season fitness testing, reports Bild.
The 21-year-old did attend mandatory testing for Covid-19 on Friday and Saturday, but was absent when the Leverkusen squad met up again on Sunday.
It has been confirmed that Kai Havertz was not part of Bayer Leverkusen's opening day of pre-season training as his move to Chelsea is set to be announced.
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Chelsea have been in advanced talks with the German club for Havertz for the past few weeks and have agreed to pay their £90 million ($118m) asking price.