Havertz set to join Chelsea

    Kai Havertz’s long-awaited switch from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea has now become a matter of when not if

    Havertz has skipped Bayer Leverkusen’s performance tests over the weekend, sending a clear message that he is on the verge of signing for Chelsea, report the Daily Mail.

    After completing the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, the Blues have identified the German prodigy as their top priority for the attacking recruitment.

    Despite only recently forking out £50million to wrap up a deal for Ben Chilwell from Leicester City, Frank Lampard has no intention of putting the brakes on his spending spree.

    The Stamford Bridge outfit should shell out north of £80million to prize Havertz away from the BayArena, which Roman Abramovich already agreed to pay.

    The 21-year-old’s arrival will see Chelsea smash a £230million mark this summer.

    In addition to their high-prized acquisitions, the FA Cup runners-up have snapped up Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr on Bosman deals.

    Thiago Silva, who dropped into a free-agent pool after his contract at PSG expired, penned a one-year contract in west London a few days ago.

    The 35-year-old centre-back should help shore Chelsea’s defensive woes, providing a wealth of experience and a much-needed winning mentality.

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