Chelsea seem to have moved a step closer to signing long-time transfer target Kai Havertz after reports that he completed a medical last Sunday.
The Blues have been in negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen about signing the Germany international for weeks, but a deal is still to be confirmed.
It is thought that an agreement of £72million plus add-ons has already been agreed and now the finishing touches are being put on the transfer.
And, according to German publication Bild , Havertz has already passed a medical and they state that all formalities are done.
This now leaves the path open for the attacking midfielder to finally seal a move to Stamford Bridge ahead of the new Premier League season.
Havertz would follow fellow Germany star Timo Werner to the club after his compatriot joined from RB Leipzig earlier in the summer.
Frank Lampard looks set to be spoiled for riches next season with Chelsea spending big in the summer market.
Along with Werner, the Blues have also signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester, and centre-half Malang Sarr from Nice.
Thiago Silva has also joined on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain but landing Havertz would see the club’s spending top £250m.
Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz, confirmed on Monday that Havertz will no longer train with the squad due to his impending move.
“Unfortunately, our squad has not yet been determined,” he said.
“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.”
The 21-year-old joined the Germany squad in Stuttgart on Monday before the Nations League fixtures against Spain on Thursday and Switzerland on Sunday.
Havertz has made 118 Bundesliga appearances since making his debut in October 2016 and is one of the most highly rated players in the Bundesliga.
Leverkusen are targeting Roma’s Patrick Schick as a replacement for their outgoing star.
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