Chelsea are making a push to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. It is reported that Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia wants to seal the deal before Leverkusen’s Europa League clash with Rangers next week.
Sky Sports further claims that the qualification for Europe has further boosted the chances of Chelsea signing the talented German.
Havertz’s representatives have been speaking with the West London club, whose qualification for the Champions League has only enhanced their chances of signing the 21-year-old.
The Bundesliga have sought to receive £90m for Havertz, but it is reported that a fee closer to £76m could get the deal done.
Chelsea will run virtually unopposed in their pursuit of Havertz, with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid unable to fund such a move. His arrival would see the club splash on three of the most exciting attacking players in Europe.
The Blues first signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech earlier in the summer as they look to register a title bid next season.