Chelsea are finally set to sign Kai Havertz after agreeing to Bayer Leverkusen’s £90million transfer fee, according to reports.
The Blues have been chasing the German hotshot, 21, all summer.
And after Roman Abramovich gave the green light to a £150m splurge, Chelsea have convinced Bayer Leverkusen to sell.
Leverkusen will soon accept Chelsea's offer for @kaihavertz29. The transfer is perfect. 5 years contract for Havertz. Total Transfer fee 100 Mio Euro including adds on @SPORTBILD @AxelHesse1 @ChelseaFC @bayer04_en— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 24, 2020
According to reports in Germany, the deal worth £90m plus add-ons – easily the club’s record buy, beating Kepa Arrizabalaga’s £71.6m move from Athletic Bilbao.
Havertz will sign a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge, according to Bild expert Christian Falk.
Chelsea have already spent £48m on striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, plus £36m on Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech.
But Frank Lampard is itching to continue his squad overhaul this summer and will have been buoyed by his £150m cash injection.
Kai Havertz to Chelsea, one step away and then… here we go! Total agreement to be reached on nest hours with Bayer Leverkusen. Last bid is going to be accepted. €80M + €20M add ons as final fee. Last details and paperworks time. 🔵 #CFC #Havertz #Chelsea— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2020
The Blues are thought to be on the brink of completing a £50m move for Leicester and England left-back Ben Chilwell.
And Lampard also wants West Ham star Declan Rice – suggesting he would form half of a new centre-back pairing, rather than playing in his preferred defensive midfield spot.