Kai Havertz is reported to have left Germany training camp for his Chelsea medical, as the London club are now within touching distance of finally completing the deal for the Bayer Leverkusen star man.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder who has been on national duty with his German national team side, is now set to finalise his transfer, after weeks of speculations.
Kai Havertz who is flying into London for his Chelsea medical was also reported to have been given a 5-year deal that will see him be at the West London club until 2025.
Chelsea are adding the German attacking midfielder, after securing the likes of Timo Werner, and Ajax sensation Ziyech, and Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva, who are all likely to be starters for next season.
Chelsea are now set to pay a fee of just over £70million plus add-ons which could take the eventual cost of the deal to around £90m.
According to reports, Personal terms were agreed several weeks ago but the 21-year-old is yet to undergo his Chelsea medical, which could change in the next 24hours.
His club, Bayer Leverkusen a few hours ago, tweeted confirming that he has left Germany camp for Chelsea medical. The tweet reads:
“Kai Havertz has left the Stuttgart headquarters of the German national team to clarify matters surrounding a potential move to Chelsea. This took place after a discussion with Bayer 04 and DFB leadership,” the club said while confirming that he has left Germnay.
Despite the intense competition for places, Havertz was said to have been impressed by Lampard’s sales pitch and ultimately had no interest in joining any other club than Chelsea. Havertz’s compatriots Werner and Antonio Rudiger are likely to be central to Lampard’s plans next season and beyond and the centre-half spoke earlier this week on the prospect of being joined by one of the most talented youngsters in Europe earlier this week.
‘Everything went well with Timo Werner, so I made my contribution,’ the Chelsea centre-back said at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Germany’s Nations League clashes with Spain and Switzerland.
‘And I hope that it works again now [with Havertz].’ he said.
Chelsea fans still cannot wait to finally hear the announcement from their club that they have signed Kai Havertz, as it is taking too long.