Kai Havertz will certainly join Chelsea this summer
Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz is closing in on a move to join Chelsea, reports the Evening Standard. The Bayer Leverkusen star is keen to switch sides following the German outfit’s Europa League exit on Monday.

Leverkusen were knocked out from the Europa League quarter finals after goals from Inter striker Lukaku and midfielder Nicolo Barella were enough to see off a dismal Leverkusen side on Monday.

Leverkusen are believed to want £90 million ($115m) for Kai Havertz, with Chelsea thought to be taking a stance in a structured deal that starts at around £70m.

But the club’s sporting director Rudi Voller says any club wanting to buy Havertz must pay the asking price otherwise he will stay at the BayArena for another year.

Speaking after the German outfit’s exit from the Europa League, the Bayer Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz joked Kai Havertz will join Heracles Almelo.

When Bosz was asked if Havertz was playing his last match for the club,

“Yes, I can exclusively announce he’ll play for [Dutch club] Heracles Almelo,” Bosz, who previously coached Heracles in two separate spells, said during his post-match news conference.


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