Kai Havertz has missed Bayer Leverkusen’s performance tests over the weekend as he close in on a transfer switch to Stamford Bridge, according to Bild.
The 21-year-old German star did attend the club’s headquarters on Friday and Saturday as he reported for two coronavirus tests, as needs to do them for his upcoming national team matches with Germany.
The Blues have been pursuing the highly-rated attacking midfielder for some time, as they continue to spend big in their summer rebuild under coach Frank Lampard, who lead his squad finish in top-four spot in his first in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Earlier in the window, compatriots Timo Werner made the switch from RB Leipzig to Stamford Bridge, with Kai Havertz has reportedly taking baby steps closer to following him.
The west Londoners are recently added Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell to their growing list of new signings, as the 23-year-old England international made a £50million move to London.
They also announced the signing of Thiago Silva, formally of Paris Saint-Germain, on a free transfer as well as French defender Malang Sarr.
However, Malang Sarr could be heading straight off to Germany on loan to long-term admirers Bayer Leverkusen in a sweetener to help Chelsea get a deal for Kai Havertz over the line.
The German exciting prospect is set to cost Chelsea around £90million, with the finer details of the deal being the biggest negotiating factors in the drawn out transfer saga.
The Premier League side were hoping to secure Havertz’ signature for £70milllion, but the Bundesliga side Leverkusen stuck by their £90m valuation.