Chelsea are set to make Kai Havertz their highest paid player.
The 21-year-old Germany international is one of the hottest prospects in world football and he could ask for a huge wage packet before he agrees a multi-year contract.
Havertz has scored 29 goals across the last two Bundesliga seasons from a variety of attacking positions, and his move to Stamford Bridge is likely to be the biggest deal of the summer.
The Blues will be expected to push towards the top of the Premier League should Havertz join Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech in London, but his wages could be questioned by his new colleagues.
Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Kai Havertz
The Sun have reported that Havertz will be paid £80.6m over five years at the club, which works out to be an astonishing £310,000-a-week.
At the moment, Werner’s fresh £170,000-per-week deal makes him the best-paid player at Chelsea.
Kepa Arrizabalaga and N’Golo Kante are both on £150,000-per-week and Christian Pulisic comes in as the next on £145,000.
The transfer fee is believe to be just over £70m, but it could rise to between £80m and £90m should certain clauses be met during his time at the club.
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Bayer Leverkusen have set Chelsea a tight deadline to secure a transfer for Kai Havertz
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Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has been backed by Chelsea fans to help secure a move for Havertz having spoken to Werner ahead of his switch from RB Leipzig in June.
“Has he been linked with us?” the former Roma defender joked when asked about Havertz.
“Yes, he is a great talent and he had a very good season. He is also very young and we will see what happens [in the future].”
When asked about his chats with Werner, Rudiger added: “My friends told me about everything but I just tried to help out…