Chelsea close to finalising £80M deal for German star – reports

As a star in the middle field for Bayer Leverkusen, Kai Havertz is rumoured to be set to join Premier League giants Chelsea in an £80 million (R1.7 billion) transfer deal. Personal terms are ‘all but done’ according to reports.

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The 21-year-old is one of football’s hottest commodities and finished the recently concluded Bundesliga campaign with 12 goals and six assists to his name. Frank Lampard’s side are believed to be in pole position to secure the services of the mercurial talent, as they are the only club willing to flex their financial muscle to land him.

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Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz is rumoured to be set to join Premier League giants Chelsea for £80 million (Image: Sourced).

It’s also stated that the German international is keen to settle his future swiftly after making known his intention to depart from the BayArena this summer. Havertz is said to have spoken to Lampard and a move to Stamford Bridge, which even further to the English club’s credit, is not reliant on qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

The only club Havertz would choose over the Premier League outfit at this stage is Real Madrid, however, the currently available reports are that Los Blancos have ruled themselves out of the running. The South West London outfit have, in recent times, acquired the signatures of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, from Ajax Amsterdam and RP Leipzig, respectively. The former linked up with the squad following a £37M transfer and is already partaking in training.

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Chelsea are believed to be in pole position to secure the services of the mercurial German talent (Image:

This all comes amid Chelsea’s progression to the FA Cup final following their 3-1 victory over Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Lampard spoke to BBC Sport following the game, expressing delight with his side’s performance. S”I can’t ask for anything more than that – maybe a few more goals which is surprising when you play against a team of their quality,” he stated per Manchester Evening News.

“We played with a system that we haven’t played [using for] a while and I was surprised that they matched us up [in previous games against them]. But in the early parts of the game, I thought we were on top but when they changed the system, I think we played even better. We did everything that I asked of them. I’m very proud of the performance.”