Manchester United have been given a major boost in their pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz as Bayern Munich are already out of the race.
Earlier this month, Manchester Evening News reported Havertz is open to a move to Old Trafford, amid interest from Chelsea.
The Bundesliga champions’ decision has paved the way for United and Chelsea to make a move for one of Europe’s hottest prospects.
Although the Blues have taken the plunge by closing in on the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, the Red Devils are hot on their rival’s heels as plans are now in motion.
The Premier League clubs had begun planning for a long-term rebuild before the nationwide lockdown was imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.
ESPN claims Man United have money to spend in the summer and Ed Woodward is expected to take full advantage of these unprecedented circumstances where player values are expected to plummet as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Taking his place in the first team, the 21-year-old has developed quite a reputation at the BayArena, as he has scored 11 goals and created 5 assists in 23 games for Peter Bosz’s side this season, taking 1.9 shots per game, averaging 2.1 key passes and completing 2 dribbles on average (via WhoScored).
Off the back of these performances, it is hardly surprising Havertz has attracted attention from a number of European giants.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated he wants to add to the growing pool of youth talent at the Theatre of Dreams and the youngster is at the top of his shortlist.
However, the Red Devils are also the front-runners to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, and it is hard to imagine the board will be available, given the current economic climate.
Solskjaer clearly has a difficult decision to make and fans will have to wait and see what signings can be made in these uncertain times.
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