Chelsea have confirmed that German attacking midfielder Kai Havertz has joined from Bayer Leverkusen.
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Havertz, 21, has signed a five-year contract with the Blues and follows Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva as Frank Lampard shapes his squad for the upcoming season.
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"I am very happy and proud to be here," Havertz told the club's 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."
Kai Havertz, Frank Lampard
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The deal for Havertz was long reported, and according to various reports, has been completed for some time and there was just a delay in official confirmation.
The fee is reported to be around €80 million including add-ons, matching the club record they paid for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "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."
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