Kai Havertz skips pre-season weigh-in as Chelsea close in on club-record £90m transfer
KAI HAVERTZ skipped his pre-season weigh-in as he draws closer to a £90million Chelsea move.
The forward was the only member of Bayer Leverkusen’s squad absent as they reported back for duty yesterday.
Chelsea have agreed a club-record fee to sign the German ace after months of haggling.
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He is set to become boss Frank Lampard’s FIFTH signing of a summer spree shaking English football.
Havertz, 21, is set to pen a five-year contract worth more than £300,000 a week to catapult him into the top earnings league.
And he will join Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva as a legion of new players being bought to transform the Blues into title challengers.
Striker Werner scored in his first appearance on Saturday in a 1-1 friendly draw at Brighton having joined from RB Leipzig for £48m.
Chelsea clinched £50m left-back Chilwell last Thursday and centre-half Silva joined on a free transfer the same day.
Lampard, though, is cursing the return of international football for disrupting his preparations.
Many of his squad are already scattered around Europe to report for their countries.
And he said: “This international break is not a positive for us at all, most clubs will tell you that.
“It is very difficult to try to put our team together to work on the things we need to.”
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