Chelsea have finally put an end to the ongoing Kai Havertz saga after landing their long-awaited midfield target.
The Blues secured a deal for the Germany international after months of talks and speculation. Havertz signed a five year deal after Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen agreed on a mouth-watering £71m transfer fee (via BBC Sport).
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However, an update from The Athletic has recently brought to light a last gasp attempt from Manchester United to sway the 21-year-old away from west London.
The report (relayed via football.london) claims that the Red Devils sent a presentation to Havertz and his agent, outlining how the playmaker would fit in at Old Trafford.
United were previously in the running for the £71m man but, similar to Liverpool, they withdrew due to his asking price being too high (as per The Athletic).
Towards the end of last season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were battling Chelsea and Leicester for a top four finish. The duo knocked the Foxes out of a Champions League spot but will likely be going toe-to-toe once again in 2020/21.
Chelsea have almost rounded off the perfect summer transfer window. Alongside veteran Thiago Silva, the Blues have also added younger talents Ben Chilwell and Timo Werner to their ranks.
Landing a deal for Havertz will be a welcome development for Frank Lampard, who is building a very exciting team. The revelation that he managed to snub major Premier League rivals Manchester United will also come as an extra boost, knowing the German preferred the west Londoners to the Manchester side.
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