Kai Havertz ‘won’t train with Bayer Leverkusen again’ with Chelsea transfer almost done

Kai Havertz looks set to complete his big-money move to Chelsea after Bayer Leverkusen confirmed they do not expect him to train with them again.

The playmaker, 21, is set for a £90million move to the Premier League and has now linked up with Germany ahead of their Nations League games.

According to Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz, that means he has already had his final training session at the club as they plan for life without their talisman.

After attracting plenty of interest from top clubs in recent years, it is Chelsea who have converted that into a concrete move.

It is believed they are edging closer to a deal which would see him become their sixth summer signing.



Kai Havertz has linked up with Germany with a Chelsea transfer nearing completion

“Unfortunately, our squad has not yet been determined,” Bosz said on Monday.

“I don’t expect Kevin Volland and Kai Havertz to train with us again.

“It is possible that other players will also change. We definitely need to bring in players.

“Normally a season preparation takes six weeks. It’s an advantage that I’m not new here.

“In two weeks of vacation, not much substance is lost – the players don’t start from scratch. From there we build now.”

Chelsea have already raided the Bundesliga to land Timo Werner, who scored less than four minutes into his debut in a friendly against Brighton at the weekend.



Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed they don’t expect him to train with them again

That goal was set up largely by a superb cross field ball from fellow new recruit Hakim Ziyech before he limped off with an injury.

Lampard praised the impact of the signings after their first outing with Havertz now set to join them.

“I thought Timo was really sharp and bright,” said Lampard.

“He got his goal really early in the game, he showed some of the qualities that I know very well he has so I am very excited about having him in the squad.

“I thought his work rate and everything about him was a great little start for him and Hakim Ziyech the same, some of his contributions and passing and quality levels were great.



Chelsea have already raided Germany for Timo Werner, who scored on his debut



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“He has a bit of a knock on his knee, a little bit of a small twist which we will have to assess, hopefully it is not too bad, but in the performances they were both really good.”

Defensively, Malang Sarr has signed before heading out on loan whilst Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva are being tipped by Lampard to make a big impression.

“With Ben Chilwell, he is a player I know very well, he has been pretty much England’s first-choice left-back now in recent times,” he told the club’s official website.

“Great qualities in terms of how he can join in, he is athletic, his physicality, the way he plays and the quality of his left foot, so for us in terms of how he can help out on the left side, attack-wise and defensively, which of course is always first and foremost.



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“I am excited to work with him so I think he is a great addition. At 23 years of age, it is a really positive one for us.

“With Thiago Silva, we are looking at a player I know very well, pretty much as we all do,” he added.

“He brings great experience for us, he is still playing at a massively high level, as we saw in the Champions League final and games towards the final, so I expect him to come and bring that, bring his experience, leadership and his qualities. It is going to be very important for us.

“We have a relatively young squad, we saw that last year, there were games afterwards when I was probably asking for more voice and some more leadership in different ways and he brings that naturally straight away, and also on the pitch he can help talk and be the player that he is which means affecting others.

“On those levels I hope he brings that. I am pretty sure he will with the qualities we know he has, so I am excited for when he joins up.”

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