Romano: Chelsea close to third major signing, accepting € 100m bid – originally published on Sportslens.com
According to the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano of The Guardian, Kai Havertz is about to join Premier League giants Chelsea.
Romano claims that a "total agreement" between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen will be reached in the next few hours.
Chelsea pays a handsome transfer fee to secure the services of the 21-year-old highly rated midfielder.
After several weeks of negotiations, Chelsea offered 80 million euros in advance and a further 20 million euros for Havertz. Bayer will accept the London club's final offer.
Kai Havertz to Chelsea, one step away and then … let's go! A full agreement on nesting times must be reached with Bayer Leverkusen. The last bid is accepted. € 80 million + € 20 million add-ons as a final fee. Final details and paperwork time. #CFC #Havertz #Chelsea
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2020
– Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) August 24, 2020
The Blues have already signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech. Havertz would be the third big signing of the summer if the move were successful.
Havertz is currently one of the most highly rated young midfielders in world football. He is a versatile midfielder who can play both as a central midfielder and as a right winger.
Last season he scored 18 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions for Leverkusen.
Chelsea will likely continue to spend on new signings as Frank Lampard seeks to add quality and depth to the site.
Reports from The Telegraph suggest that the Blues are on the verge of signing Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva while they are on the verge of a £ 50 million deal for the left-back from Leicester City, Ben Chilwell.