Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Makes U-Turn Over Kai Havertz Transfer

Chelsea are set to add Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen over the next week to their impressive summer transfer window – but that deal was only possible after a change of heart from the owner, Roman Abramovich.

Although the Blues were initially put off by the asking price of £90m, a series of instalments will soften the blow and allow them to bring in more players before the window closes.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea only agreed a deal for the 21-year-old German after it was split into instalments.

Chelsea will only be paying £70m up front for the forward, and that it will only rise to the requested £90m if all the add-ons are met.

Bayer Leverkusen may have been willing to lower their estimations in terms of initial fee, which the Premier League outfit have taken advantage of following the end of their transfer ban.

Lampard was open about his ideal summer before the end of the season, but fans are still hoping to see additions both in defence and in goal.

He said after their FA Cup final defeat: “There are elements in our game that we have worked hard on all year but that is in you as a group.

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“Today we were slow, we played back on ourselves, invited pressure. We didn’t play well enough to win a final.”

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