Arsenal agree deal in principle to sign Chelsea’s Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz is set to undergo a medical with Arsenal this week after agreeing a £65 million move from Chelsea. 

The clubs were working to settle the deal’s structure, including any potential installments and add-ons, The Athletic reported on Wednesday morning. Last week, reports came that Arsenal had made a preliminary offer to hire Havertz.

After playing in Germany’s season-ending match against Colombia on Tuesday, the 24-year-old is currently enjoying a summer break while Arsenal arranges for his medical.

Because they need to get rid of players to help balance the books and trim down their roster, Chelsea has consented to sell Havertz to their London rivals.

Havertz mostly played as a striker for Chelsea last season, making 47 appearances in all competitions and scoring nine goals.

Also Read: Al Hilal finalize deal to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves for £47m

He has made 139 appearances for Chelsea since moving there from Bayer Leverkusen three years ago in a transaction worth up to £90 million ($113.8 million). He has scored 32 goals and provided 15 assists in that time.

Since arriving at Chelsea in 2020 from Bayer Leverkusen, he has struggled and has primarily been utilized as a center-forward at Stamford Bridge.

However, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, is optimistic that he can reach his full potential because he joined Chelsea as an attacking midfielder. 

Along with Havertz, Arsenal is negotiating a contract with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.