Kai Havertz has spoken with Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger ahead of his potential transfer to Chelsea this summer.
Kai Havertz has reportedly reached out to Chelsea stars Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger ahead of an expected move to Stamford Bridge this summer. The German has supposedly contacted his international team-mates for information about his prospective new club as the Blues look to agree a £72million transfer fee with Bayer Leverkusen.
Chelsea are preparing for a squad overhaul this summer and have already made their first moves with the signings of Werner and Hakim Ziyech before the transfer window even opened.
A £33.4million deal for Ziyech was struck with Ajax back in February while the Blues wasted no time triggering Werner’s £53m release clause at RB Leipzig once it became clear Liverpool would not move for the 24-year-old.
Now Chelsea have turned their attention to Havertz, with the Bayer Leverkusen ace having attracted plenty of interest from around Europe after 17 goals and nine assists in 43 appearances across all competitions this term.
The west London club appear to have fought off other suitors and have reportedly already agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old, who is keen for a move away from the BayArena.
Havertz is said to have been convinced by Frank Lampard’s vision for the future at Stamford Bridge, while Football.London claim two Chelsea players have also had a hand in setting up the deal.
Werner and Rudiger both reportedly spoke to their international team-mate to provide their opinion on a switch and give Havertz an indication of what to expect with the Blues.
Fans will be particularly delighted to hear Rudiger at the heart of the transfer saga once again, having supposedly played a key role in convincing Werner to make the move to London.
And ‘Agent Rudiger’ obviously worked his magic again with Chelsea having agreed personal terms with Havertz.
However, a deal still needs to be struck with Leverkusen and negotiations are continuing this week.
Havertz is under contract until 2022 and is valued at around £90m by the Bundesliga outfit.
Chelsea initially rated the versatile attacker at nearer £60m but have reportedly upped their bid to £72m.
Meanwhile, Werner flew to the UK this weekend and was in the stands to watch his new team-mates secure a top-four finish and Champions League qualification with a 2-0 victory over Wolves.
The 24-year-old frontman then took part in his first Chelsea training session at the club’s Cobham base on Monday ahead of joining up with the rest of the squad.
Ziyech has already been integrated into the first-team sessions, having arrived in London earlier due to the curtailed Eredivise campaign in Holland.