Manchester United have added Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz to their summer transfer shortlist. The 20-year-old has been tipped to head to Liverpool to team up with Jurgen Klopp. However, according to the Evening Standard, United are also in the hunt for Havertz.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add more creativity to his side – and attacking midfielder Havertz fits the bill.
Havertz is alongside Aston Villa star Jack Grealish and Leicester’s James Maddison on United’s summer shortlist.
Havertz, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich, has revealed he’s open to heading to the Premier League.
“I often wonder about all the things people allegedly know about me,” he said.
“I am ready to make a big step and I like challenges. That includes abroad.
“Leverkusen are a great club, I feel good – I have always said that.
“But of course I want to take the next step in my career at some point. That’s my ambition.”
Havertz has impressed in Germany this season, netting 10 goals and chipping in with seven assists in all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen.
United are ready for a busy summer transfer window, with the Red Devils eyeing Grealish, Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
However, former Premier League ace Darren Bent claims United could miss out on Grealish with Ed Woodward focusing on other transfer targets.
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Bent told Football Insider: “It [£50m] is definitely in the price tag that Villa are going to want for him but you look at Spurs – a young, English, brilliant signing.
“When you look at teams that are also in for Jack, there’s a lot of talk about Manchester United and I think where Spurs might have the edge is they’re going to have the funds to do it.
“They’re not really linked with anybody else and I think they can get that done quite comfortably.
“I’m hearing Manchester United linked with Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane, Grealish. For them to get all those players they’re going to have to spend upwards of £300million.
“I can see Spurs being the frontrunners and just getting him.”
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