Chelsea are reportedly closing on Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz with a fee of €100 million, this is according to Sport Blid.
The Germany international will sign a five year deal with the English premiership side worth €100 million, including bonuses, which could make him the most expensive German player of all time.
The last German player to be bought with a huge amount was Timo Werner, he was sold by RB Leipzig to Chelsea for €53 million earlier this summer.
It’s suggested that the 21-year-old has agreed personal terms with “The Blue’s”, but the two clubs now need to finalise a financial package before Havertz will join Frank Lampard team.
Talks have excelled in recent days since Bayer Leverkusen got eliminated in the Europa League by the Italian Club Inter Milan with Havertz keen to get his Premier League move sealed as soon as possible.
Havertz is one of world football’s brightest prospects and last season scored 18 times and assisted on 9 occasions in 45 matches across all competitions. His versatility to play either as a striker, attacking midfielder or as a right-winger make him one of the most desirable young players available in this summers transfer-market.
Bayer Leverkusen Sporting Director Rudi Völler told Kicker last week “We have a clear and mutual agreement with him and his representatives that he can only leave under certain conditions. Otherwise he will stay”.
If Kai Havertz sign to Chelsea, he will become the most expensive player bought by the South West London club ahead of their goal keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga who was bought from Athletic Bilbao for €80 million in 2018.