Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol is predicting that Chelsea will come to an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen over signing Kai Havertz in the near future.
With Real Madrid and Barcelona unable to afford the German international’s asking price, Solhekol believes the Blues are the frontrunners to sign the midfielder, as long as they can come to a compromise on the transfer fee:
“Well, I think this deal is definitely looking like it’s going to happen pretty soon. The state of play is that Chelsea want to sign him, he wants to move to Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen will sell him this summer simply because he’s got two years left on his contract and he’s not going to be signing a new deal so this is the time they’re going to get the biggest transfer fee for him.
“Bayer Leverkusen want €100m which is about £90m. I don’t think Chelsea are going to stretch as far as that, we think they’re going to do a deal probably for something like £70m but everything is pointing to the fact this deal is going to be done pretty soon.”
Multiple sources suggest that Havertz is very keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, with personal terms on a five-year contract having already been agreed, but the important agreement with Leverkusen is still missing.
As Solhekol says, with the 21-year-old having less than two years left on his contract, they will want to sell the player this summer for the highest possible fee.
With the global health crisis reducing the number of clubs who can afford Havertz, Chelsea very much hold all the cards in the negotiations as well.