Kai Havertz has been allowed to leave the Germany national team camp to complete a near £90m move to Chelsea.
The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has been given special dispensation to leave Germany’s Stuttgart base after talks between Bayer and national team officials.
The 21-year-old has yet to pass a medical with Chelsea and he was left out of the action on Thursday as Germany drew 1-1 with Spain.
Germany head coach Joachim Low opted not to use Havertz with his medical at Cobham Training Centre still pending.
Havertz is believed to be heading to Cobham and he is expected to be officially announced as a Chelsea player inside the next 24 hours.
The exciting Havertz will become the most expensive German player of all time with the fee, including add-ons to get close to £90m.
Bild report the initial fee to be £72m, with significant additional clauses likely to take it up towards £90m. Havert will sign a five-year deal.
ℹ️ Kai Havertz has left the Stuttgart headquarters of the German national team to clarify matters surrounding a potential move to Chelsea. This took place after a discussion with Bayer 04 and DFB leadership. pic.twitter.com/pjeAX7Aoe8
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) September 4, 2020
Leverkusen confirmed the news on Friday, tweeting: “Kai Havertz has left the Stuttgart headquarters of the German national team to clarify matters surrounding a potential move to Chelsea. This took place after a discussion with Bayer 04 and DFB leadership.”
Leverkusen have already lined up their Havertz replacement by agreeing on a €28m fee for Roma forward Patrick Schick.
The Chelsea revolution continues
The signing of Havertz would bring Chelsea’s spending this summer to a massive £250million.
The Stamford Bridge revolution includes the capture of Havertz’s fellow German Timo Werner from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig for £54m.
Chelsea have also splashed the cash on Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester, and centre-half Malang Sarr from Nice.
In addition, the Blues have brought in Brazilian defender Thiago Silva on a free transfer from PSG.