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Kai Havertz could be available for £20 million less if Bayer Leverkusen miss out on the UEFA Champions League – reports

Bayer Leverkusen may have to lower their valuation of Kai Havertz by £20 million if the Bundesliga club miss out on UEFA Champions League football next season, according to reports. With a reduction in income if missing out on the elite European competition, they may need to raise funds elsewhere.

The Telegraph have reported a possible £90 million valuation for Havertz this summer, which is seemingly far from Chelsea’s valuation of the 21-year-old. It has been suggested that United and Chelsea see the player in the £70 million area, which Leverkusen’s failure for the Champions League could lead to, prompting a deal.

United will have seen that a lack of creativity remains in the team after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday evening and will now be tasked with ensuring they beat Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, in order to keep chase on Chelsea, who currently occupy the fourth place in the Premier League.

It is suggested in the report that interest from Real Madrid, who have apparently stated that they will not be making any big signings this summer, could become players in the bid to sign the player this summer, which could be very interesting. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have interest in many players this summer, to get what he needs.

The Old Trafford club have been heavily interested in signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund but a £100 million plus price tag will be the main reason why the club do not sign him this summer, which will be a shame as he could fill a blank in the squad and actually achieve something during his career at the club.

Bayern Munich were also interested in Havertz this summer, but with the confirmation that Leroy Sane will leave Manchester City this summer after turning down a new deal at the club, it is likely that Bavarian club will opt to sign him instead of Havertz, leaving United, Chelsea and quite possibly Real Madrid hot on the player’s heels.

Bayer Leverkusen will not block Kai Havertz’s exit from the club this summer with many interested – reports

Bayer Leverkusen are apparently ready to let Kai Havertz leave the club this summer after he admitted that he wanted a new challenge. The attacking midfielder made his ‘desire’ known with the CEO of the club, Fernando Carro also admitting that he will attempt to ‘reconcile’ the situation, which is most interesting.

Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea hold an interest in the talented German ahead of the summer transfer window opening with Real Madrid, despite reports they won’t make any signing this summer, and Bayern Munich also reported as interested in the player. It would seem that the player has a number of options ahead of him.

This season in the Bundesliga, despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic suspended world football for about three months, with the Bundesliga returning to action first, Havertz has made a total of 39 appearances, scoring 15 goals and eight assists, scoring five times in his last five appearances, missing one match due to injury.

It would seem that Leverkusen will raise significant funds from the sale of Havertz this summer with suggestions that £90 million might be enough to lure the player away from the club. Leverkusen’s CEO, Carro, spoke to German outlet Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger about the 21-year-olds situation, saying:

“With Kai Havertz, I see that many clubs are interested in him. Kai has been with us for ten years. I see the player’s desire to take the next step some time in the near future.

“You have to try to find a solution where the player’s goal can be reconciled with ours. No one can say for sure what is going to happen at the moment.”

Chelsea were said to be frontrunners in a bid to sign Havertz this summer, already signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and coming close to concluding a deal for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. However, it has been reported that Chelsea have not made a good impression with Bayern now in the lead. United could steal some thunder, if interested.

Kai Havertz open to Manchester United transfer as he hears club plans; player also urged to snub Red Devils – reports

Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz is apparently open to a switch to Manchester United this summer, although Chelsea are said to be in the lead to sign the German international. It is stated the player could cost more than £75 million this summer, with a fee of £90 million already suggested in the media in recent weeks.

The 21-year-old has had a lot of interest already this season with Liverpool, United and Bayern Munich in addition to Chelsea wanting to sign the player. United see Havertz as an alternative to Jadon Sancho, who is apparently the number one target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer and is likely to cost £100 million or more.

Havertz is reported as being interested to see what United have to offer, albeit with Chelsea in a more advanced period in the transfer, although no agreement is in place. Frank Lampard’s club has already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and has an agreement for Timo Werner, an international teammate of Havertz.

Havertz’s representatives have been informed of Solskjaer’s intentions for United with the Norwegian manager aiming to forge a new era at the club. Christian Falk, the head of football for German publication SportBild stated that United were an option for Havertz this summer. However, there are some who suggest that the player avoided the club.

Former Germany midfielder Dietmar Hamann, who is obviously still siding with Liverpool, suggested that United have ‘lost their appeal,’ which is something that you would expect him to say, still loving Liverpool. It is just another former Liverpool player seemingly attacking the club, which shows bitterness, in my opinion.

Havertz is an impressive player and will probably be on the move this summer, however, I don’t actually see him coming to United at this moment in time. It does look like he has not yet made a decision on where to continue his career and United seem more interested in signing Sancho this summer. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.

Kai Havertz ‘opens door’ to Premier League move with Manchester United and Chelsea interested – reports

Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz has opened the door to a move to the Premier League stating that he wants to sign for a club already competing for trophies, which could be either of the clubs as long as the trophy is not the Premier League title as only one team is close to winning that at this moment in time.

The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder is now a £70 million target for the clubs managed by Ole Gunner Solskjaer and Frank Lampard respectively, coming off the back of a positive campaign in the Bundesliga for the player, which has seen him back in the run of goals since the season in Germany resumed last month.

The attacking midfielder is a versatile player, capable of playing on either wing, in the hole behind the striker or even as a centre-forward, which would be good for either club with them both looking for attacking reinforcement this summer. United are said to be long-term admirers of the 20-year-old with both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid interest too.

Chelsea has seemingly emerged as the frontrunners for the player this summer, already having signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax with a deal close to being agreed for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who had been linked to Liverpool most recently with Liverpool supporters now not rating the player – how apt. Havertz told Marca in November:

“The team is always the priority, success is collective. Then, the individual [trophies] come when you play well. I want to win the biggest trophies during my career: Champions League, World Cup or Euros. I don’t think much about the individual ones.

“Bayern are probably the biggest club in Germany and there are many players that were very successful at a young age that went there. Therefore I get linked with Bayern but we’ll see what happens.

“There are players that want to stay close to their family and others say, ‘I want to live in another country’. There’s something clear: if you want to be a star in Germany, you can’t go wrong with Bayern. I think I’ve picked up enough international experience at Leverkusen.

“I know the rhythm of these international matches and I’m confident I can go abroad at any moment and play at clubs outside of Germany. For the moment, I want to have a good season. Afterwards we’ll see.

“Barcelona have a lot of the ball, but there are lots of teams that do that these days, not only Barcelona. Real Madrid are a team that have a of possession, although they’ve been a bit less efficient than Barcelona in recent years.”

Obviously, the comments were made by the player before the interest from United and Chelsea was reported in the media, presumably with Bayern Munich already interested in the player because of hie meteoric rise in the Bundesliga. The player seems to have name dropped many big clubs, so there is nothing to suggest a Premier League move is definitely coming. However, Chelsea and United seem interested right now.

Chelsea ready to go head to head with Manchester United for Kai Havertz – reports

It is being reported that Premier League club Chelsea are ready to go head to head with Manchester United to try and sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen this summer. United have been linked with the German international for some time now and many other clubs have declared their interest in the player.

It has been suggested that Havertz, 20, is going to be the next big thing in Germany and he could be ready to make a move from the Bundesliga this summer, presumably with a move to the Premier League being what the player is interested in. Chelsea has seemingly already won the race to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig this summer.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will have to sell a number of players this summer in order to be bale to have the space and financial power to sign both Werner and Havertz this summer, some believe that it is possible with Chelsea having a number of assets in their squad, some of whom have only ever been loaned away from the club.

Chelsea have already spent £38 million this summer in signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in a move that was confirmed at the start of the year. It is expected that United will remain the favourites to sign Havertz this summer. He seems to be a player that would do a lot in the United squad as he can play on the right-wing position and as a striker.

It is suggested that Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are also interested in signing the 20-year-old this summer, so United would need to be pretty quick if they are interested in winning the race to sign the player. It has been reported that the club has walked away from Jadon Sancho this summer, whether that is true or not we shall see later this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have already been linked to many players since they purchased Bruno Fernandes during the January transfer window, also adding Odion Ighalo, albeit on loan which has recently been extended until the end of January 2021. The likes of Sancho, Jack Grealish, Havertz, and even Thiago Almada have been linked to United so far.

Manchester United could sign the ‘next Zinedine Zidane’ in Kai Havertz but competition will be tough – reports

Manchester United would be signing the next Zinedine Zidane if they win the race to sign Kai Havertz this summer, according to Bayer Leverkusen assistant manager Marcel Daum. The Old Trafford club have been strongly linked with the German attacking midfielder who is tipped to be the next big thing in Germany.

It is some suggestion to label the player as the next Zidane, who was one of the best attacking midfielders of the 1990s – retiring at the end of the 2005/06 season, making 610 appearances in club football, scoring 117 goals and 115 assists in his club career. If Havertz could become a player in the mould of Zidane, he will be brilliant. Daum said:

“For me, he has the elegance of [Zinedine] Zidane. If you see his movement, he’s very elegant, he’s always calm, he has great passing ability.

“What a lot of people don’t see, because we watch him every day, is that he’s pretty fast. That’s a big bonus.

“He’s a great player, he’s scoring goals, he’s great in the air and he’s pretty fast. It’s up to him how far he can go.

“I can’t say he will be the best German player ever, but he has the talent and there are no limits. He’s displaying signs of Zidane.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already interested in signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer and could launch a double raid on the Bundesliga, but it will be a costly summer if that happens. Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfe has admitted that he does not know where Havertz will be playing football nest season, saying:

“We don’t know yet what will happen to Kai [Havertz]. We know that all the greats from Germany and Europe are after him and that he has the ability to play anywhere.

“He is a fantastic player and, for many years, Bayern has always been behind the young talents of Germany.

“But we have to wait, there are many factors that can have an influence. His future is not yet decided at all.”

This season, Havertz has been performing well for his club, who ahead of their match against Bayern Munich on Saturday sit in fifth place in the Bundesliga, level on points with fourth placed Borussia Monchengladbach. Havertz has made a total of 38 appearances this season, scoring 15 goals and eight assists. He has a good future ahead of him and if achieves what Zidane did, it will be some career.

German attacking midfielder open to Premier League move with Manchester United interested – reports

Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz is reportedly interested in moving to the Premier League this summer with Manchester United interested in the 20-year-old. The German player is a sensation for his age and is considered the next best thing in the country. The Bundesliga has been back for four match weeks.

During that time, Havertz has played four times, scoring five goals for his club. It is suggested that Liverpool are also interested in the player but if the opportunity presented itself, it is believed that he would be interested in a move to the Theatre of Dreams. The coronavirus pandemic could be problematic though with the valuation of the player.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have his eye on many different players this summer, seeking to get the best he can so his team can aim to challenge for the Premier League title in the next season or two. Some will expect that to happen next season, but patience is something that needs to be applied here. Rome was not built in a day.

Havertz has previously admitted that he is ready to take the next steps of his career amid interest from clubs classed at Europe’s elite, also hinting that a move to the Premier League would be an interesting proposition for him. However, the financials of any such deal could add problems. Bayer Leverkusen coach, Marcel Daum, recently stated:

“The situation with coronavirus is so strange and so complicated that it’s still open that he will leave us.

“I don’t know what will happen, but at Bayer he has the right place to develop his strengths and improve. The only thing I know is that Bayer won’t sell him for a cheap fee.”

It is suggested that Havertz could be available for £90 million this summer and reports last week suggested that United would start at £50 million, which is just over half of that figure, meaning the club would need to find some common ground in terms of getting a deal done. It won’t be easy but could United sign Havertz this summer? We shall see.

Manchester United leading the race for £50 million Kai Havertz with Jadon Sancho on the radar too – reports

Manchester United are apparently leading the race for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, labelled the next big thing in Germany, according to reports. It is stated that United think that Havertz, who turns 21 next week, is the all-round player the club wants for the future. It would seem he’s a player for now too, based on his current form.

United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is reportedly working on a swoop for Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho the summer, despite the coronavirus pandemic threatening to cause devastation in club finances, with United already having lost £28 million. With Havertz, who was linked to the club last month, it could be a double Bundesliga raid.

It is suggested that United would like to proceed with a deal this summer as they recognise that the German internationals worth will only go up, so signing him this summer, as opposed to waiting, could save the club a lot of money. Common sense at last, if true. United are expected to initially offer £50 million for the player, raising it if needed.

In 38 appearances for Leverkusen this season, playing in the Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, the 20-year-old has scored 15 goals and eight assists, scoring five goals in his last four appearances since the league returned after being suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It is his form that seems to have caught United’s eye this season, and there is expected to be many other clubs in the hunt for the young attacking player. Havertz can play through the middle, which is where he has made most of his appearances, also playing on the right, where he has scored and assisted the most goals, also on the left.

To add a player like Havertz in the team, added to Jadon Sancho, who Solskjaer is also seeking to sign this summer, would give United a lot of creativity and a devastating attack to mount a challenge in the Premier League and hopefully put an end to seven years without challenging for a league title.

Manchester United could have free run at RB Leipzig striker as Liverpool pull out of the chase – reports

Manchester United will need to sign a striker this summer and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner is a player who has been linked to the Old Trafford club on a number of occasions. It was long expected that the player would be signed by Liverpool this summer, however, reports suggest the Premier League leaders have pulled out of the race.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were strong linked to the Germany international and expected to sign the player in a big money deal. Recent reports have given the impression that the Merseyside club have ended their interest in the 24-year-old, which could be a big mistake for them. ESPN have now suggested that United lead the pack for the striker’s signature.

This would be good news, if it is true as Werner is one of the best strikers in Europe right now and could help United become the club they once were, especially if a player in the mould of Jadon Sancho is signed this summer, which would change United’s attack a long way, making them a goal hungry team again, which would be great to see.

During the 2019/20 season, which was affected by the coronavirus pandemic with football suspended all over the world, Werner has made a total of 39 appearances for the German club, scoring 30 goals and 12 assists, which is great for a player of his age, really showing that he is reaching his peak and quite possibly his potential.

The Bundesliga has been back for around three weeks now and three matches weeks have been played, which has seen Bayern Munich open up a seven-point lead at the top of the table with all still to play for in the chase for European football next season. RB Leipzig sit in third place, two points adrift of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could see Werner is the final piece of the jigsaw this summer, with United’s attacks spearheaded by the talented German which could see the player and the club take the Premier League by storm. Bayern Munich hold an interest in the player but the report states he has spurned that approach. Interesting.

Kai Havertz will be a wanted man this summer but Dimitar Berbatov gives him some food for thought…

Manchester United were linked with Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz earlier this month, along with a whole host of other clubs with Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and even Manchester City now interested in the promising Germany player. The 20-year-old has been labelled as a ‘special talent‘ by German journalist, Raphael Honigstein.

Liverpool have been liked with the player for some time now and media sources suggest he could be worth £70 million or more, with some suggesting £100 million could be the magic number, which may prove to be too much considering the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, which has already seen club lose money.

Whatever happens this summer, the club that eventually signs the 20-year-old will be getting a promising young footballer who has all the ingredients to be something special for much of his career, almost from the moment he signs for the club. Havertz has made 36 appearances this season, scoring 14 goals and eight assists now.

The Bundesliga returned last weekend with the 20-year-old scoring a brace last weekend against Werder Bremen followed by another brace against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. The talented German could well be another option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if he cannot manage to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

It is likely to be a busy summer, depending on when the transfer window actually opens as with the Bundesliga already back and La Liga in Spain allowed to return from the 8 June, and the Premier League likely to return later in June, it is unlikely the transfer window will open on time, especially with the UEFA Champions League and Europa League set to be completed in August.

However, that said, the prospective transfer of the German attacking midfielder, who can play a central attacking position in midfield, as a right-winger or a centre-forward, which is the position he scored the most goals from, scoring six and assisting one more. At right-wing, he scored five and assisted five, which might be his best position.

The 20-year-old has been handed a warning, well more advice, by former United and Tottenham Hotspur striker, Dimitar Berbatov. It would seem that the Bulgarian feels that the German should ignore interest from the Premier League this summer, working on bulking up instead. The Bundesliga is very different to the Premier League. Berbatov said:

“I’d like to see Havertz in the Premier League but it is a bit too early for him.

“He will need a bit more muscle. We all know how defenders can squash you and smash you into pieces.

“You need to be ready for that if you are going to hit the ground running in such a demanding league.

“He should stay at Leverkusen and develop even more, get that experience which will help him for when the time comes to go somewhere else.

“All eyes are on the Bundesliga at the moment. Havertz needs to get used to the sounds being made about himfollowing his two goals on Monday night because teams are going to come after him.

“He has enough quality and if he continues the way he is going, teams will still be there — they won’t go away.”

It could be good advice to follow, especially as the Bulgarian has played in the Premier League and has experience of what it is actually like. Bulking himself up could be something worth doing, helping him cope with the rigours of the league and continue his brilliance, whether he is played on the flank, the centre of attack or just behind the striker.

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