Chelsea have reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to pay a fee of £72m plus add-ons rising to £90m to sign the highly rated German Kai Havertz.
The 21-year-old will become the latest summer signing for Chelsea after Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech joined the club.
According to Mail Online, Havertz is due to fly to London over the coming days to sign a five-year contract with the club.
The deal is ‘about to be completed’ because Leverkusen will accept Chelsea’s offer of an initial €80m (£72m). That money is expected to be paid up front, with a further €20m in add-ons that will take the overall value of the package to €100m (£90m).
€10m (£9m) worth of add-ons will be paid to Leverkusen when Havertz reaches expected milestones for Chelsea, including playing in the Champions League knockout stages. The remaining €10m will depend on any trophies that Frank Lampard’s team win over the next five seasons.
That will cover the length of Havertz’s first contract at Chelsea, which is expected to run until 2025. Bild writes that he will earn €20m (£18m) per season in west London, worth €100m (£90m) to him over the full course of the contract, or around £346,000 per week.
Havertz is widely regarded as one of the best young players in Europe finished the season with 18 goals and nine assists in all competitions