Kai Havertz set to become the most expensive German player in history – the latest

Chelsea are close to signing 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz for a fee reported to be around €100 million, according to Sport Bild.

The Germany international will sign a five-year contract with the Premier League club worth €100 million, including bonuses, which would make Havertz the most expensive German player of all time.

It’s suggested that the 21-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea but the two clubs now need to finalise a final transfer package before the talented German forward can join Frank Lampard’s side.

Talks have excelled over recent days after Leverkusen were knocked out of the Europa League by Italian side Inter Milan with Havertz keen to get his Premier League move sealed as soon as possible.

Havertz is one of world football’s brightest prospects and last season scored 18 times and assisted on 9 occasions in 45 matches across all competitions. His versatility to play either as a striker, attacking midfielder or as a right-winger make him one of the most desirable young players available in this summers transfer-market.

“We have a clear and mutual agreement with him and his representatives that he can only leave under certain conditions. Otherwise he will stay,” Leverkusen chief Rudi Völler told Kicker last week.

Nathan Evans.

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