Kai Havertz to Chelsea could actually finally be happening.
A report from Sky Sport journalist Fabrizio Romano in Italy says that Chelsea are close to finalizing negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen and have agreed an initial transfer fee of $94 million, plus add ons of $26 million, as Havertz is said to been pushing for a move to the Blues.
However, a contrasting report from Kicker says that Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has poured cold water on the update and said it is “nonsense” that Havertz will join Chelsea imminently.
It really is a matter of when, not if, the German star will become the next big-name arrival at Stamford Bridge. Havertz is flexible and can play across the attacking line and his class on the ball and positional sense mean he will link up perfectly with Chelsea’s already talented attackers.
After securing Champions League qualification on the final day of the season, and the huge cash windfall which comes with it, Frank Lampard will now get to spend even more on reshaping the Chelsea squad.
Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are already on board for next season and the arrival of Havertz would add so much firepower to their attack with Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud.
Of course, Chelsea are trying to push through deals for a new goalkeeper and at least one new center back and left back, as Lampard knows his team are good enough going forward but need plenty of help defensively. That said, Chelsea have created so many chances this season (second most in the Premier League behind only Man City) and have failed to be clinical. Hence the extra impetus on bringing in attacking players.
Kai Havertz to Chelsea has been rumbling on for quite some time now but with the transfer window open and Champions League action secured for next season, the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United will be pushing ahead to sign stars as soon as possible as there are just 19 days until the 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off.
Havertz is a rising star and Chelsea have been chasing him all summer long and
Report: Kai Havertz close to $120 million Chelsea transfer originally appeared on NBCSports.com