Chelsea have agreed to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for €80million plus €20million add-ons which will be the highest transfer fee the London club has ever paid for a player.
The most expensive player the club has ever bought was Kepa Arrizabalaga. The goalkeeper cost Chelsea £71.6 million when they signed him from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
Kai Havertz is on the verge of shattering that club transfer record as he has said he could not wait to join the blue side of London. The 21-year-old German midfielder who is currently preparing to face Spain tonight in European Nations League is expected to come to Stamford Bridge for his medical after his international engagements.
Kai Havertz is expected to join Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr, and Xavier Mbuyamba in Frank Lampard‘s new-look squad ahead of the 2020-2021 season.
Besides the 5-year deal for Kai Havertz, below are other hottest transfer updates:
Matty Cash joins Aston Villa
Matty Cash has joined Aston Villa from Nottingham Forest for a transfer fee worth about £16 million. The defender signed a 5-year deal with the Premier League club on Thursday morning after passing his medical on Wednesday.
Thiago Alcantara’s transfer to Liverpool
Representatives of Manchester United could be in Germany any moment from now to negotiate the transfer of 29-year-old Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara. His club, Bayern Munich are reportedly ready to listen to United’s offer.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s transfer updates
Georginio Wijnaldum will most likely head to Barcelona this summer as the new manager of the club, Ronald Koeman, has continued to urge the board of the Spanish giants to do all it takes to sign the 29-year-old Netherlands midfielder from Liverpool.
Ryan Fraser’s transfer update
Ryan Fraser’s proposed move to Newcastle United is drawing closer to actualization. The latest reports suggest that the 26-year-old Scotland and former Bournemouth winger who is currently without a club is about to complete the move to the Premier League club.
Matteo Guendouzi is not wanted at PSG
Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi has been in the news that he is being wanted at Paris Saint Germain. However, current reports say the French Ligue 1 reigning champions are not interested in the embattled 21-year-old French midfielder.
Eric Garcia to leave City
Eric Garcia is set to see out the remaining one season on his current contract with Manchester City. The 19-year-old Spain defender has reportedly vowed to leave the Premier League club at the end of the 2020-2021 season.
Grady Diangana’s transfer to West Brom
Newly promoted Premier League club, West Brom, is not giving any chances in their interest for 22-year-old West Ham winger Grady Diangana. They have offered West Ham a deal for the winger which could rise to £18 million.
Mikel Arteta gives green light
The football manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has given his two full-backs Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Kieran Tierney the hope of staying beyond this summer transfer window. It was earlier reported that Arsenal was ready to sell them but the manager said they are both part of his plans for the forthcoming season.