Bayer Leverkusen player Kai Havertz has been allowed to leave the Germany national team camp to complete a £70 million ($91m) move to Chelsea.
The 21-year-old, who was an unused substitute in Germany’s 1-1 draw with Spain, is expected to be announced as a Blues player within the next 24 hours.
Germany head coach Joachim Low opted not to use Havertz with his medical at Cobham Training Centre still pending as the Blues prepare to smash their transfer record and make him the most expensive German player ever.
Leverkusen confirmed the news via social media on Friday, tweeting: “Kai Havertz has left the Stuttgart headquarters of the German national team to clarify matters surrounding a potential move to Chelsea. This took place after a discussion with Bayer 04 and DFB leadership.”
Chelsea have already agreed a five-year contract with Havertz, while they appear to have successfully negotiated down the asking price of £90m ($118m), despite earlier reports.