English club Arsenal has agreed in principle to sign Chelsea midfielder Kai Haverts for a £65 million fee.
The German international will join Mikel Arteta’s midfield in the 2023–2024 season as they spur on to reach the summit following a close competition for the league last season.
According to The Athletic, the Gunners will pay an initial £62 million with a further £3 million in add-ons. His mediacals is scheduled to take place imminently
Havertz has ammased 19 goals in 101 appearances for the Blues, of which 7 came in the 2022-2023 season and 8 were registered in the 2021-2022 season, where he scored winning goals in the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup finals while assisting Hakim Ziyech in the UEFA Super Cup final.
The 24-year-old has some titles to his name, which include UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Supercup, TM Player of the Season 2019.
The Gunners are in a tight race to sign Conference League Champion Declan Rice after the Hammers rejected a deal worth £75 million plus £15m add-ons..
They are also in the hunt for Dutch talent Jurien Timber, whose former bid of £30 million was rejected.
Chelsea, on the other hand, is offloading talents to escape Financial Fair play and also raise enough revenue, as they spent a whopping £600 million last season on transfers, but it turned sour as they underperformed with the exit of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.
The Blues signed Ex -Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino on a two year deal with an option to renew and are keen on reducing the size of the dressing room, where Athletico Madrid loanee Joao Felix has been shown the exit door .
N’golo Kante has exited Stamford Bridge and joined Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad, with Chelsea linking Goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy to Al Ahli Club; Hakim Ziyech has also been of interest to Al Nassr and League Champions Manchester City closing in on Mateo Kovacic.
Other players’ fates will soon be determined as they will miss the Blue jersey next season. A number of these players are Ruben Loftus Cheek, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Conor Gallagher, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Malang Sarr, and Eduoard Mendy.