Arsenal are close to completing a deal for Chelsea forward Kai Havertz, with both sides agreeing on a £65m transfer fee, according to a report from David Ornstein.
Germany international Havertz joined Chelsea in 2020 and made his intention to leave the club known this summer amid interest from Real Madrid. The 24-year-old informed the Blues that he would not be extending his contract, which was due to end in 2025 and preferred to move now.
Chelsea placed a price tag of £75m on the former Bayer Leverkusen star and Real Madrid baulked at the fee before deciding against moving for him. Arsenal, however, identified the versatile attacker as a potential quality addition and moved for him.
Arsenal and Chelsea have now agreed on a total package of £65m for the 24-year-old, who has agreed personal terms with the Gunners. Both sides will negotiate for the final details of the transaction and Havertz will join Arsenal.
Arsenal news: Kai Havertz will be first summer signing
Havertz will join the Gunners this summer as the deal is already agreed. His medicals will be scheduled once all paperwork is complete and the structure of the deal is agreed upon. Both sides need to agree on the number of installments and add-ons that will be included in the contract.
£65m had to be, £65m will be. Havertz and Arsenal are getting closer. ⚪️🔴
More to follow. https://t.co/P3K4lCldLp
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2023