Kai Havertz is ‘edging closer’ to becoming a member of Chelsea after he reportedly neglected Bayer Leverkusen’s pre-season fitness tests this weekend.
Frank Lampard has been given money to splash this summer and has already built an impressive original-glimpse squad with the arrivals of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell for a blended £131.3m, plus Thiago Silva on a free.
But the boss is now no longer stopping there, with the Blues story now intent on sealing a deal for German wonderkid Havertz that might maybe per chance rupture the club’s switch file.
Chelsea and Leverkusen were in discussions over a deal for the 21-year-outdated skool for weeks, with studies claiming the switch fee might maybe well rise to as grand as £90million.
And newest studies from Germany claim the switch is on the cusp completion, after Havertz was absent as Leverkusen set your entire squad via their paces in a day of fitness tests earlier than the original Bundesliga season.
In step with Bild, Havertz was repeat on the club on Friday and Saturday for coronavirus finding out, which he significant to total in suppose to play in Germany’s upcoming Worldwide locations League games against Spain and Switzerland.
Nonetheless, Bild also claim he was a no-repeat on Sunday for the club’s annual fitness tests, which implies he’ll be a Chelsea participant sooner in blueprint of later.
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Many anticipated Havertz’ circulation to west London to fight via final week after the Blues agreed a £72m preliminary fee with Bayer Leverkusen, which might maybe well rise to that £90m fee with add-ons.
That might maybe well procure the 21-year-outdated skool Chelsea’s most costly signing ever, with the newest switch file standing on the £71.6m it took to designate goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
But, it’s understood talks over when these add-ons would be paid has brought on delays.