CONFIRMED: Chelsea announce the signing of Kai Havertz
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CONFIRMED: Chelsea announce the signing of Kai Havertz

Chelsea have announced the signing of Kai Havertz from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year contract.

Havertz, 21, had been granted permission by the German FA to leave the national squad's camp on Friday in order to complete his long-awaited move to Stamford Bridge.

The forward has signed a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge, joining fellow Germany international Timo Werner in west London alongside another attacking star in Hakim Ziyech.

First interview as a Blue

"I am very happy and proud to be here," said Havertz.

"For me, it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can’t wait to meet all the players and the trainers. Yeah, I am very happy to be here!’

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: "Kai is one of the best players of his age in world football, so we are very happy that his future lies at Chelsea.

"He has proven pedigree in one of the best leagues in Europe, he plays for the German national side and he is an exciting, dynamic talent. We are delighted to be able to add his versatility and quality to the squad before the season begins."

According to reports, Havertz will cost Chelsea €80m with add-ons, meaning that his transfer fee will be less than Kepa Arrizabalaga’s Chelsea record, even if every single add-on is triggered.

The Blues have also signed left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester City along with Thiago Silva on a free from PSG.

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