Kai Havertz is reportedly demanding that Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen complete his transfer ‘as soon as possible’ as he is desperate to link up with his new team-mates in west London.
Chelsea have taken their time in negotiating with Leverkusen as they wanted to drive down the £90million asking price.
The Blues have reached an agreement where they will pay the majority of the cash up front with the rest made up in add-ons and instalments.
Havertz will pen a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge and become the sixth new arrival of the summer.
The versatile midfielder linked up with his Germany international team-mates in Stuttgart today ahead of their Nations League double header against Spain and Switzerland.
Once those matches are out of the way Havertz has made it known that he would like to head straight to Chelsea, according to Sky Sports.
The Bundesliga star wants his future sorted once and for all after weeks of being left in limbo.
Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz spoke earlier today and explained that Havertz will not train with his squad again.
“Unfortunately, our squad has not yet been determined,” he said ahead of the new season, which kicks off on September 18.
“I don’t expect Kevin Volland and Kai Havertz to train with us again.
“It is possible that other players will also change. We definitely need to bring in players.”
It was thought that transfer fees would be reduced this summer because of how the coronavirus pandemic has affected many clubs’ revenue streams.
But Bosz could not assess why his side were still able to charge the top price for Havertz.
“It’s difficult to judge because I’m only a coach, but that’s the market,” he added.
“There are clubs, and in this case Roman Abramovich, who want to pay.
“And they will have calculated it. Kai isn’t the only one who goes to Chelsea.”
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