Chelsea have agreed a £90m deal to sign Kai Havertz; following successful talks with Bayer Leverkusen as Frank Lampard closes-in on three new signings. The Blues have been chasing Havertz all summer; after Lampard identified the German international as a key transfer target ;as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging Liverpool and Man City for the title next season.
Chelsea saw an opening offer worth £58.6m plus £13.55m in add-ons rejected by Bayer Leverkusen last week ;but have been locked in talks with the Bundesliga outfit trying to thrash out a deal.
The newspaper suggests that Chelsea have returned with a fresh offer worth £72m [€80m] up front with a further £18m [€20m] coming in add-ons meaning the entire deal would be worth £90m if the extras are met.
Fabrizio Romano took to Twitter late this afternoon; to confirm that the deal has now been agreed between the two clubs ; Havertz will sign a five-year contract with Chelsea following talks with Lampard.
Romano claims that Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen are now working through the paper work; before an announcement will be made so it looks like this deal will be confirmed
Havertz will be something of a coup for Chelsea; as he’s emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in world football ;with the 21-year-old attacking midfielder providing 45 goals and 31 assists in his 148 appearances for Leverkusen.
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