Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Chelsea and Leverkusen reach Havertz agreement

Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen have reportedly reached an agreement over the proposed transfer of Kai Havertz.

Ever since they secured the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig earlier this summer, the links between Chelsea and Havertz have bee growing hotter. Apparently, Leverkusen were adamant the player would not leave for less than €100 million, while Chelsea were cautious about spending that amount after paying a large combined sum for the services of Werner, Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Ben Chillwell from Leicester City.

There were some reports about interest from the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich, but while neither United nor Liverpool made any contact, Bayern openly played the speculations down due to a lack of funds.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder, who attracted a lot of attention with his superb performances for the Bundesliga side, has been keen on the move to Chelsea, and all that remained was for the two clubs to agree on the transfer fee.

However, Sky Germany now report that the Londoners have finally agreed to pay the demanded price, but including add-ons. They will be paying €80m (£71m) straight up, potentially rising to €100m (£89m) through bonuses.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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