Chelsea’s manager Frank Lampard is edging closer to making the move for Kai Havertz to Chelsea a reality. The report says that he is ‘far keener than Jadon Sancho’ to leave the Bundesliga.
Chelsea have reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz.
Now the Londoners will have to thrash out the transfer fee for the 21-year-old, with Leverkusen unwilling to lower their £90million asking price.
According to RMC Sport, “discussions are continuing” between the two sides with Chelsea “optimisitic” of getting the deal done.
Havertz will join a forward line including new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, sure to excite the Stamford Bridge faithful.
Chelsea WILL sign Kai Havertz “if they want him as much as he wants them”, reports Sky Sports Kaveh Solhekol.
He states that Havertz has agitated for a move behind the scenes and is keener to join Chelsea than Jadon Sancho is to join Man Utd.
The upshot of all that is that a deal should be done after Bayer Leverkusen’s Europa League campaign is finished.
That could be as early as tonight, when they take on Antonio Conte’s Inter in Germany.
Leverkusen Sporting Director Rudi Voller remains insistent that Havertz will not leave for less than £90m, but Solhekol says this is a “standard tactic” in these situations.