It has been one of the most closely followed transfers of the summer for Chelsea fans, but it seems like their chase for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz may be reaching its conclusion.
Chelsea have been locked in discussions with the Bundesliga club for weeks, with the player keen to push through a move to Stamford Bridge.
However, Leverkusen are standing firm on their asking price of around £90 million.
There does however remain a confidence around Stamford bridge that they will be able to reach a compromise and seal the deal for Havertz in the coming weeks.
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With that in mind, here is a round-up of everything we know so far about Chelsea’s interest in the midfielder and what stage of the deal things currently stand at.
Six attributes that could make Havertz the ideal signing for Chelsea
Chelsea may have already secured the signing of Ajax sensation Ziyech for next season but you can never have too much quality, right?
If the Blues were to win the race for the midfielder, who would have had ambitions to represent Germany at this summer’s European Championships had they not been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, he would add an extra wealth of quality to Lampard’s options.
Kai Havertz has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea
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And that is an opinion held by Leverkusen assistant boss Marcel Daum, who has outlined the midfielder’s qualities.
He told talkSPORT: “If you see his movement, he’s very elegant, he’s always calm, he has great passing ability. What a lot of people don’t see, because we watch him every day, is that he’s pretty fast. That’s a big bonus.
“He’s a great player; he’s scoring goals, he’s great in the air and he’s pretty fast.
“It’s up to him how far he can go.”
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