Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano. Speaking on The Beautiful Game Podcast, the reliable journalist said the German international is determined to leave the Bundesliga this summer:
“The player has a total agreement with the club. In the case of Havertz, the player is really determined to leave this summer.”
It remains to be seen, though, whether the Blues can come to an agreement over a transfer fee. Leverkusen have never wavered from their €100m (£90m) asking price and it seems Frank Lampard’s side are not willing to match that figure at the moment.
Havertz is expected to start against Rangers in the Europa League this evening and, with the German side 3-1 up from the first leg, they are heavy favourites to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Some reports have suggested that the attacking midfielder may only move once Leverkusen’s participation in the competition comes to an end, although even if that is the case, that doesn’t preclude a fee being agreed before then.