Negotiations between Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea for Havertz started in the middle of last week.
After his move to Chelsea, the German is set become the most expensive German player of all time, according to Sport Bild.
Chelsea have attempted to sign Kai Havertz for €65 million (£58m/$76m) with another €15m (£13m/$18m) included in add-ons, but the offer remains €20m (£18m/$24m) below Bayer Leverkusen’s €100m (£87m/$118m) asking price.
Chelsea had always waited till the end of Europa league to get Havertz, but the German team is not reluctant to let him leave for anything less than £80M.
After 10 years at the club, the 21 years old is seriously pushing for a move to London and has reportedly agreed personals terms of five years deal with Chelsea.
Not only will he become German most expensive signing, he will equally become Chelsea’s most expensive signing over Kepa Arrizabalaga’s £71M move.
Negotiations between the clubs are still ongoing as Chelsea has agreed to pay a particular amount, around £65M, but Bayer won’t sell him except if their asking price of around £80M is met.
Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro has admitted that Kai wants to leave but Chelsea will have to pay massively for him. In his statement he said: “No, but with his talent, it means he’s on the list of all the best clubs”
He continued: “We know of the interest of a couple of clubs, especially Chelsea, but for us, the situation is quite simple; he has a two-year contract, if anyone wants him on our terms, fine, otherwise he stays here another year and we are happy. It won’t be easy, but for an artist like him, there is no Covid discount.”
Kai scored 18 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions in 2019-20, Havertz has emerged as Germany’s outstanding young talent, with Frank Lampard having publicly referred to him as a “top player”.
Chelsea are hoping to let some players go, so that they can afford the fund to sign him, because he’s their ‘top target’.