Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee which reportedly eclipses their club transfer record.
That previously belonged to goalkeeper Kepa following his €80m million arrival in 2018 and this narrowly beats it, with several reports putting the German’s fee at over €80m, including bonuses.
He has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge after completing medical examinations last week.
“I am very happy and proud to be here,” Havertz told the club’s official website.
“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!”
Havertz had been chased by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus at various points in the past year but it is Frank Lampard’s side who have won the race for his signature.
The deal also pushes Chelsea’s summer spending north of €200m, having also brought in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell for considerable fees.