£90 million rated midfielder ‘is determined’ to complete summer move to join Chelsea
Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz is determined to join Chelsea this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The midfielder has gone on to make 148 appearances for the club, scoring 45 goals in all competitions with 37 of those goals coming over the last two seasons, stats that mean Chelsea have made him the clubs number one target.
Frank Lampard is seemingly losing Willian this summer after a deal could not be agreed and Havertz is seen as the idea replacement, although the Chelsea cannot agree on a fee, which is holding up the possible arrival of the German.
But Romano has claimed that Havertz is determined to make that move to Stamford Bridge, Speaking on the Beautiful Game Podcast, he said: “It’s so similar to the [Jadon] Sancho situation, because the player has a total agreement with the club. The player wants to leave and in the case of Havertz, the player is determined to leave the club this summer.
“He wants another option because Bayer Leverkusen is different to Borussia Dortmund, so you can understand why a player like Kai Havertz wants to join a Premier League club.
“Chelsea are speaking with Bayer Leverkusen to find an agreement, at the moment there is no agreement but the price they’re going to offer Bayer Leverkusen is around €80million.
“At the moment there is no agreement but also like the Sancho deal for the instalments and add-ons, they’re speaking. Bayer Leverkusen are also playing in Europe so they need time to finalise this agreement but I think it’s possible that the deal will be complete on next weeks because the player really wants to join Chelsea, he’s pushing to join Chelsea.
“He’s the main target for Chelsea this summer after Timo Werner.”
Course he wants the move, but until the Europa League is over for Leverkusen, no deal will be announced.