Chelsea transfer news: Arsenal close in on signing Chelsea’s best player

Kai Havertz of Germany (Photo by Grzegorz Wajda/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Kai Havertz of Germany (Photo by Grzegorz Wajda/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

In today’s Chelsea transfer news – Arsenal are making significant steps to signing Chelsea’s best player, confirmation of N’Golo Kante’s exit & much more.

For yesterday’s Chelsea transfer news, click here.

Chelsea transfer news – N’Golo Kante signs for Al-Ittihad

This deal was in the works for some time now, but N’Golo Kante has left the club with immediate effect, following the expiration of his contract. Next season, the Frenchman will play in the Saudi Pro League for Al-Ittihad.

Kante came, saw and conquered. He goes down as one of the best midfielders in Premier League history.

Chelsea transfer news – Mateo Kovacic signs for Manchester City

Unfortunately for Chelsea, another departure to report. This is the nature of a club who must balance the books after over-spending in the last few seasons. Fabrizio Romano has reported that Mateo Kovacic signs for Manchester City. Again, this deal was expected.

Expect a medical and announcement in the next few days.

Chelsea transfer news – Arsenal edge close to Kai Havertz

Of all the departures, this one will hurt Chelsea the most. They are set to lose their best player from last season, Kai Havertz, to Arsenal. It’s thought that £65m will be agreed, with Chelsea and Arsenal closer to agreeing a deal. Fabrizio Romano claims more will follow, as Kai Havertz wants to join Arsenal.

Despite playing out of position, Kai Havertz was Chelsea’s top goal scorer and his Champions League winning goal against Manchester City means his legacy at Stamford Bridge will always be intact, despite signing for a rival.

What do you make of today’s Chelsea transfer news?