Chelsea confident of wrapping up a deal for talented playmaker after Bayer Leverkusen soften stance on the transfer fee
The Blues are prepared to complete the move of talented youngster Kai Havertz, after Bayer Leverkusen showed they could cut their £80m valuation.
Chelsea have been pursuing the young attacker for a large portion of this current year.
In any case, having burned through £48m on striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, in addition to £36m on Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech, manager Frank Lampard was getting down to business with the German outfit.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been offered £150m to spend on players by Roman Abramovich this summer.
In any case, the Chelsea manager knows he needs defensive players and another shot-stopper and requirements to cut his clothes appropriately.
Chelsea are also close to signing Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.
That implies he needs Kai Havertz much lower than the £80m discussed by Bayer Leverkusen.
The Blues are prepared to set up a deal with various add-ons so they don’t need to stump up so much at first.
It could even observe an underlying figure of £60m for Kai Havertz, who scored 18 goals for the club last term.
Chelsea were recently advised to pay £90m and given a deadline however the Bundesliga side have acknowledged they won’t get that much for the gifted youngster.
Frank Lampard also needs West Ham’s Declan Rice and has been connected with Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
Having qualified Champions League football for next season, Chelsea boss will be given enough support he needs at winning Chelsea’s first Premier League title since 2017.
Yet, there will be a series of departues at Stamford Bridge too.
Kepa Arrizabalaga and left-back Emerson Palmieri will be moving on either on loan arrangements or permanently.
Midfielder Jorginho and significantly defender Antonio Rudiger could be surplus to necessities.