Germany starlet Kai Havertz has left Germany’s training camp to fly to London ahead of a club-record move to Chelsea.
The 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is set to join Chelsea from the Bundesliga side after both clubs agreed a to a fee of €80m plus €20m in add-ons on Wednesday.
Havertz was an unused substitute in Germany’s UEFA Nations League match against Spain on Thursday night, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Both Bayer Leverkusen and Germany confirmed Havertz’s departure on Friday morning, with the club thanking the national side for cooperating.
Once the deal is completed Chelsea would have broken there club-record deal that brought Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71.6m in 2018.
It’s been a very busy summer for Frank Lampard’s side with Havertz looking set to become his seventh summer signing, following the arrivals of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Xavier Mbuyamba.
As part of the deal, Chelsea have offered Leverkusen the chance to sign one of their summer arrivals, Malang Sarr, on loan for the season.