Chelsea transfer news: Blues to give Leverkusen transfer giveaway after Kai Havertz deal | Football | sport

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Chelsea have finished signing Kai Havertz and all that awaits is an official announcement. Talks between the two clubs began this summer over a deal to break the Chelsea club’s record signing with Kepa Arrizabalaga (£ 71million) in 2018.

Fees could reach £ 90million despite the £ 72million initially paid for the striker.Havertz grabbed attention in the second half of last season, when all eyes were on the Bundesliga, which was the first domestic league in Europe’s top five to return after the coronavirus crisis.

It soon became clear that Havertz would be set to leave this summer, with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also showing interest.

Sadly, those clubs didn’t have the kind of money it would take to sign Havertz this summer.

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According to Eurosport journalist Manu Lonjon, Malang Sarr seems ready to join Leverkusen on loan.

The clubs are expected to start talks on a deal that would see Sarr immediately leave Stamford Bridge on a temporary basis after his move from Nice.

Technically, Sarr was a free agent after failing to strike a new deal with the Ligue 1 club.

Chelsea manager Marina Granovskaia revealed it was an opportunity not to be missed and admitted Sarr was ready to go on loan to continue his development before returning to Chelsea.

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“The opportunity to sign Malang was one we couldn’t miss,” she said after Sarr signed a five-year contract.

“He’s a great prospect and we’ll be watching him closely during his loan spell, hoping he’ll be back at Chelsea soon.

“We are very happy to welcome him to the club today.”

Sarr has reportedly turned down contract offers from Fulham, Torino, Monaco and Real Betis to join the Blues.

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