The 21-year-old has spent a little longer than expected time on Chelsea want-list, warranting Russian Billionaire into making this decision on the Leverkusen man.
Chelsea bosses are currently ready to pay what Bayer Leverkusen need for Kai Havertz on the grounds that the structure of the installments suit them, as indicated by Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol.
Germany universal Kai Havertz is surrounding a £90m move to Stamford Bridge. In any case, Chelsea were beforehand not set up to pay that much for the player.
Solhekol claims Leverkusen have consistently needed £90m (€100m) for Havertz if he somehow managed to leave the club in this exchange window.Embed from Getty Images
The Blues didn’t feel that was a reasonable asking cost in the ebb and flow atmosphere brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
In any case, Chelsea are presently ready to proceed with an arrangement, with £20m of the £90m in potential additional items.
“I think Chelsea are getting closer to a deal to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen and it’s likely to cost up to €100m,” Solhekol said on Sky Sports News.
“That is a really important figure as far as Bayer Leverkusen are concerned because that is the value that they set on the player.Embed from Getty Images
“They’ve been very consistent, they’ve said: ‘If you want to sign Kai Havertz this summer, that is what it’s going to take to get him’.
“Chelsea initially were reluctant to pay that much, especially in the current economic climate.
“But I think they are getting closer to the kind of deal whereby Leverkusen could say ‘yes, we got our asking price’ but then Chelsea could say ‘when you factor in the instalments, the down-payment, the bonuses, we’re actually getting him for less than that figure’.
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“But progress is being made and it’s likely to end with Chelsea signing Kai Havertz for something like £70m plus about £20m in add-ons, which would be a total of £90m, which would come to €100m, so everyone would be happy.Embed from Getty Images
“Leverkusen would be happy, Chelsea would be happy, Chelsea supporters would be ecstatic.”
Solhekol claims Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is committed to leading Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League.
“I think basically what’s happened is that Roman Abramovich has spotted an opportunity in the market,” Solhekol said.
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“He has seen that this is a great time if you’ve got a lot of money to spend money on world-class players because you’re getting them a bit cheaper than you normally would.
There had been question marks about Roman Abramovich – ‘had he lost interest in Chelsea?’.
“But from the outside looking in, it looks like Roman Abramovich is 100 per cent committed to Chelsea.”