Reportedly, Kai Havertz will become Chelsea’s fifth-highest earner next season, if Chelsea can settle on terms for the young forward with Bayer Leverkusen.
Chelsea’s transfer business was already impressive this summer after they reported Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner’s signatures before the transfer window opened.
It was announced this week that they have already reached an agreement with the 21-year-old Havertz, even though they have yet to reach an agreement with the Bundesliga club.
#Chelsea are in very advanced talks for Kai #Havertz. #Blues have agreed personal terms with him for a contract until 2025 (€8M + add-ons/year) and are preparing the first bid (€70M + add-ons) for #BayerLeverkusen, which want €90M. #transfers #CFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 20, 2020
The terms reported would place him on a £140,000-a-week minimum salary, plus bonuses, which would make him the fifth-highest earner for the Blues.
According to reports Werner is set to take the top sport with a £170k-a-week contract and this will make him number one in connection with Spotrac ‘s salaries for Chelsea.
Christian Pulisic is currently top of the £158k list, followed by Kepa Arrizabalaga on £150k and N’Golo Kante on £144k, Willian is currently fourth with £138k but his contract is due to expire at the moment.
Fellow new signing Ziyech is expected at Stamford Bridge to double his Ajax wages, but that ‘only’ brings him up to £100,000-a-week, which is currently equal with Michy Batshuayi.
There is no question that the recruitment of Frank Lampard has already been excellent ahead of next season and they look like they are going to be a force to be reckoned with.
The Blues’ boss must also hope to improve on the back as they have conceded 49 times in this season’s league, most in the top half and the same as Crystal Palace put in 14th.
The Westside of London is still in a struggle to finish in this season’s top four and have two tough fixtures to finish the season, against Liverpool and Wolves, ahead of their FA Cup final against Arsenal.
Chelsea is still in the Champions League but must reverse a 3-0 home defeat to qualify for the quarter-finals against Bayern Munich in the last 16.
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