Kai Havertz is set to play alongside his new team-mate Timo Werner for Germany against Spain tonight after German press claimed Bundesliga side Leverkusen had accepted Chelsea’s £89million bid.
The German highly-rated attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge all summer and the club-record deal looks on the verge of completion.
The 21-year-old will offer Chelsea supporters a taste of what to expect by linking up with Timo Werner against Luis Enrique’s men in their Nations League clash tonight.
Talks between Chelsea and the Bundesliga side have been dragging on for many weeks but Sky in Germany claims a package of €80m with €20m in add ons has now been accepted.
The Blues director Marina Granovskaia has been conducting the talks in her attempts to secure one of the most sought-after players on the planet and smash their transfer record. They previously splashed out £71m for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Earlier this summer Chelsea beat a number of top clubs to the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, and their combined price will come to a whopping £142million – but it will be a small price to pay if they can help fire the club to the Premier League title.
Kai Havertz is currently training with his German team-mates ahead of their games against Spain and Switzerland, but he is yet to have a Chelsea medical, the report claims.
This week Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz added fuel to speculation that the deal was close after saying Havertz was unlikely to play for the club again
‘Unfortunately our squad isn’t set yet. I don’t expect (Kevin) Volland and Havertz to train with us again.
‘It’s possible more players will transfer. We definitely still have to add some players.’
The German international showed the European elite why he is so highly coveted by scoring 18 goals in the 2019-20 campaign, laying on nine assists for his team-mates.
He started his career with Bayer Leverkusen and already has 150 appearances under his belt with 46 goals.
The Blues have already announced five signings this summer in a real statement of intent from Frank Lampard’s side – who will be serious contenders for the title should the next deal go through.
In addition to Timo Werner, they have also landed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax for £37m, while left-back Ben Chilwell has also joined from Leicester and Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr both arrived on a free transfers.
Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen, according to Sky in Germany.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 3, 2020