Reports are gathering speed that Bayer Leverkusen are poised to accept the London club’s latest offer, which contains an initial fee much closer to the German club’s asking price for their prized asset.
Kai Havertz ‘One Step Away From Chelsea Transfer’
Total Agreement to be Reached Over the Final Fee
Bayer Leverkusen had been asking for their valuation of the player – thought to be around €100 million – to be met with an upfront offer before Chelsea could progress with the deal.
Now, however, it seems that the Blues will see their latest offer of an €80 million initial fee plus €20 million to follow in add-ons accepted by the Bundesliga outfit.
With the bid set to be accepted by the selling club, the long-anticipated transfer now appears to have reached its final stages, and could be agreed in the coming hours.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder will become the third major signing arriving at Stamford Bridge this summer. The Germany international follows his countryman Timo Werner to London, as well as Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech.
Though Frank Lampard’s side have lost Willian to city rivals Arsenal in this window, a vibrant and youthful-looking attacking lineup is now taking shape that will make the Blues a major force next season.
Havertz a Player of Great European Pedigree
Of all the new arrivals joining Lampard’s summer rebuild at the club, the now-impending arrival of Havertz is being greeted with the most fanfare.
Rated by many onlookers as one of the best players to have ever worn the Bayer Leverkusen shirt, Havertz brings with him a high reputation off the back of a tremendous season in the Bundesliga.
The midfielder has now registered 36 goals and 25 assists across 118 appearances in the German top flight. His rise has become all the more spectacular in 2020, with the player netting 15 of his 18 goals in all competitions this season since the turn of the year.