Kai Havertz has opted for Chelsea – but a move will have to wait until the end of the Europa League.

Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz is close to a summer move to Chelsea, amid reports he has already decided to join Frank Lampard’s side.

Havertz is keen to leave Leverkusen this summer after ten years on the club’s books, but the price
The potential transfer has limited the number of suitors looking to sign the German.

Bayer Leverkusen want £90m to sell Havertz this summer / Jörg Schüler/Getty Images

Neither Real Madrid nor Bayern Munich can come close to Leverkusen’s £90m demands – due to financial pressure due to the coronavirus – leaving Chelsea in the lead for his signature.

There have been numerous reports suggesting Chelsea are confident of a deal, and now according to Kicker (via Sportbuzzer ), Huertz has already decided to set his foot at Stamford Bridge next summer. Wants to play ball.

It has recently emerged that Huertz wants to join the club with an interesting long-term project and is not concerned if they are already in the Champions League. Chelsea’s three-year plan was enough to convince Timo Werner and it seems that Havertz has had the same effect.

Frank Lampard is hoping to spend around £70m on the German/Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

With the 21-year-old now keen on a move to London, it all comes at a price. Leverkusen are looking to get £90m to part with their superstar, but Chelsea are understood to value Havertz at around £70m.

Sport Bild’s Christian Falk added that Leverkusen are determined to stand firm at their asking price, but will listen to bids that include add-ons and various clauses – helping Chelsea find an extra £20m. will get if they can’t negotiate a discount.

Additionally, there seems to be no real rush to get it over the line. Havertz is expected to play for Leverkusen in the Europa League, which starts in August and runs until the week after the Champions League ends.

So far, Chelsea have made a point of getting their business done early – reminiscent of the summer of 2014, when the Blues landed Cesc Fàbregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luís, before their rivals. had a chance to compose himself.

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Given the magnitude of the deal, Blues director Marina Granovskaya may have to wait a little longer to land Hortz’s signature, but that could give her more time to negotiate a lower price.

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