Chelsea sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen on five-year deal

Chelsea have signed midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for £71-million on a five-year contract.

“The Blues have completed the signing of our second German international this summer with Kai Havertz putting his signature on a five-year contract,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“The transfer of the young, highly rated attacking midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen follows on from the purchase of Timo Werner from another Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, and is in addition to the recruitment of Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva as Frank Lampard’s squad for the forthcoming season takes shape.

“We have also signed young French defender Malang Sarr who is going out on loan with a view to gaining more experience before he is involved.”

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