Manchester United are ‘an option’ for Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, but Chelsea have been ‘more concrete’ in their bid to sign the in-demand midfielder.
The Germany international is one of the most sought after players of the summer transfer window with a host of Europe’s leading clubs monitoring his progress, the youngster enhancing his reputation with a series of impressive performances in the Bundesliga this season.
Manchester United and Chelsea are believed to be just two of the sides to have registered their interest in the highly-rated 21-year-old, though it is the latter who have reportedly been ‘more concrete’ in their approach after already closing in on a deal for Havertz’s international teammate Timo Werner.
“Manchester United is an option for Kai Havertz, because his management have been told about the big plans of the new team. But, Chelsea are more concrete in the talks at the moment,” SportBild Head of Football, Christian Falk, told Utd Report.
“Perhaps Chelsea are again faster than United, like in the case of Timo Werner.”
Because of many requests. True: Kai Havertz can imagine to play for @ChelseaFC. True: there are already talks. But: @ChelseaFC is not the one and only Club for Havertz @realmadrid @FCBarcelona @ManUtd @FCBayern @NUFC
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 11, 2020
Falk also spoke on the future of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, with the England international reportedly the number one transfer target for Manchester United this summer.
Dortmund are demanding what would be a British transfer-record for the winger who has starred in Germany’s top-flight once again this season, though Falk revealed a host of the club’s leading players are attempting to convince Sancho to stay.
“I have heard that Borussia Dortmund is of course already talking with agents for candidates who could replace Sancho in the event of a sale. But they are still very vague in the search,” said Falk.
“This is not a sign that the Sancho sale has so far been considered inevitable. The club will not sell Sancho unless the transfer fee is over 100 million Euros.
“All sides in the club want him to stay at least one season more. The €100m number is a lower limit below which there is no negotiation at all – exactly how much is required is open negotiations.
“This transfer will only happen this summer if Sancho absolutely wants to leave and brings a club who pays the transfer fee. Players like Emre Can, Håland and Marco Reus are already trying to convince him to stay.”