Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has confirmed that Kai Havertz’s transfer to Chelsea is close to a done deal.

Bosz told the media earlier today that he doesn’t expect Kai Havertz, who is currently with Germany national team to come back to the club.


“I don’t expect Kai Havertz to come back,” he said in a video picked up by Goal.

“But that is just my expectation. In football there is always the possibility that things don’t happen in the end. But to be honest, we’ve been negotiating for so long now, that I, as manager, believe the probability of him leaving is higher than of him staying.

“There are clubs, or in this case, people like (Roman) Abramovich, who can pay that amount and want to pay it. They must have calculated everything, because that money needs to be earned back somehow, as well.

“Kai isn’t the only player going to Chelsea. Several have already joined and others will probably follow. It’s being paid for, so it seems possible. As I said, it’s the market.”

Havertz will be the fifth player to join Chelsea this summer following the arrival of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.

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