Chelsea set to meet Bayer Leverkusen on negotiation table next week amid agreeing a fee for Kai Havertz transfer

Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with Kai Havertz ahead of a summer move to Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea would have to meet Bayer Leverkusen’s asking price before they can officially confirm the signature of the German International.

Chelsea are ready to take the next big step in landing their transfer target after finally agreeing to bring Leverkusen to the negotiation table next week in a bid to agree a deal with the Bundesliga outfits for Havertz.

Chelsea are likely to secure Champions League football for next season with a home tie against Wolves pending tomorrow afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

And their transfer activities tell it all that they are ready to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City for the next Premier League season.

Chelsea have announced Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner signings and adding Havertz is seen by Frank Lampard as a necessary thing to catch the Premier League defending champions City and current holders Liverpool.

It was reported early this week that Chelsea and Leverkusen are already into talks but the German side were in demand of €100million (£91million) for the 21-year old attacking midfielder while Chelsea are willing to offer €70million (£63.8million) price- seen as lower than what Leverkusen are asking for that’s one big issue that has slowed down completion of Havertz transfer.

With Chelsea now planning to complete Havertz’s move as soon as possible to avoid competition from Real Madrid heavily mentioned in many sources, Chelsea could improve their offer when they meet Leverkusen on the table next week.

According to  Sky Sports Germany Chelsea transfer magician and club director Marina Granovskaia could go as high as €80m (£72.9m) with her opening bid- that is expected to be high than the initial €70million (£63.8million) Frank Lampard’s side were planning to land Havertz for.

Sky Sports reporter and transfer expert Marc Behrenbeck said: “As we hear from our sources at Chelsea, the money will usually also be put down.

“So €80m plus bonuses. “And then Leverkusen also says ‘yes’.”

Chelsea’s position to sign Havertz when the transfer window opens at the end of the season has already been strengthened by Leverkusen finishing fifth in the Bundesliga, missing their chance to book a spot at Europe’s top table next term.

This was a major blow after the club’s finances had already been impacted by the coronavirus shutdown and it could well soften their stance over Havertz’s price tag.


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