Kai Havertz Will Become Chelsea's Fifth Highest Earner
Kai Havertz will reportedly become Chelsea's fifth highest earner next season, if Chelsea can agree terms with Bayer Leverkusen for the young forward.
Chelsea's transfer business has already been impressive this summer after they confirmed the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner before the transfer window was open.
This week it was revealed that they've already agreed a deal with 21-year-old Havertz, although they're yet to reach an agreement with the Bundesliga club.
#Chelsea are in very advanced talks for Kai #Havertz. #Blues have agreed personal terms with him for a contract until 2025 (€8M + add-ons/year) and are preparing the first bid (€70M + add-ons) for #BayerLeverkusen, which want €90M. #transfers #CFC- Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 20, 2020
Those reported terms would put him on a basic wage of £140,000-a-week, plus bonuses, which would make him the Blues' fifth highest earner.
According to reports Werner is set to take the top sport with a £170k-a-week deal and, in accordance to Spotrac's wages for Chelsea, that would make him number one.
Christian Pulisic is currently top of the list on £158k, followed by Kepa Arrizabalaga on £150k and N'Golo Kante on £144k, Willian is currently in fourth with his £138k but his deal is currently set to expire.
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Fellow new signing Ziyech is expected to double his Ajax wages at Stamford Bridge but that 'only' takes him up to £100,000-a-week, which is reportedly level with Michy Batshuayi.
There is no doubting that Frank Lampard's recruitment has already been excellent ahead of next season and they're looking like they'll be a force to be reckoned with.
The Blues' boss will still be hoping to strengthen at the back as they've conceded 49 times in the league this season, the most in the top half and the same as 14th placed Crystal Palace.
The west London side are still in a battle to finish in the top four this season and have two tricky fixtures to end the season, against Liverpool and Wolves, before their FA Cup final against Arsenal.
They're also still in the Champions League but must overturn a 3-0 home loss against Bayern Munich in the last 16 to qualify for the Quarter finals.
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