Sunday World journalist Kevin Palmer believes Chelsea are now very close to agreeing on a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz.
There had been claims that the two sides had still not agreed on a transfer fee, but Palmer says that the only obstacle now is how the payment will be structured.
Bayer Leverkusen has been adamant the whole time about keeping the transfer fees as £90m and it is still not clear about how Chelsea wish to pay for the deal.
The possibility of performance-based add-ons has also been discussed, with Leverkusen wanting them to be easily gettable.
Chelsea has been looking to make wholesale changes in their side after just squeaking by to guarantee a champions league spot for next season. Manager Frank Lampard has been looking to add real talents to his squad, with Havertz being one of his important targets.
Chelsea can now rest easy, having negotiated for months to get this deal over the line. The Blue’s fans would be excited to see Kai Havertz wearing the Chelsea kit on Stamford Bridge next season.