CHELSEA could reportedly be set to make a whopping £55MILLION loss on Kai Havertz.
The 23-year-old cost the Blues £72m up-front when they signed the attacker from Bayer Leverkusen back in September 2020.
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But that deal could eventually cost them £90m in total due to add-on clauses.
Initially costing £72m, the attacking midfielder will earn Leverkusen an extra £18m if certain performance-related bonuses are fulfilled.
And they were also due to pay a further £9m as an instalment at a later date.
However, amid an influx of new signings as part of owner Todd Boehly’s mega-money overhaul of the squad, the German international could reportedly be heading back to his homeland as a huge loss to the club.
They state that a move may happen in the summer – but the transfer fee would only be between £35m to £52m.
Havertz, who is under contract until 2025, has scored six goals so far this season and is Chelsea’s joint-top scorer with Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea have splashed out £445m on 14 new players since last summer and know they could face huge problems regarding Financial Fair Play rules should they miss out on Champions League qualification.
Havertz earns £310k-a-week, and with Boehly keen to lower the wage bill, and with an influx of new signings, he could be on his way to help balance the books.
The Blues have already acquired Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos and Mykhailo Mudryk for a combined £116m.And they also paid £10m to Atletico Madrid to loan forward Joao Felix for the remainder of the campaign.