Manchester City are among a host of prominent European clubs showing an interest in signing Kai Havertz, one of the rising stars of German football, according to SPORT BILD.
The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has astonished scouts with his high-level performances for Bayer Leverkusen at the age of 19, and has already won two caps for the Germany national team.
Bayer believe the player is best off developing at the BayArena, but the team’s indifferent season, which sees them stuck in 11th place, reportedly could lead to Havertz leaving the club. The likelihood of him moving to another team will increase if Bayer fail to at least qualify for the Europa League, it is claimed.
And the list of clubs interested is almost a who’s who of European football in 2018, with Manchester City joined by Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Liverpool in actively scouting the teenage midfielder and showing an interest.
Concrete negotiations between Havertz’s adviser and those clubs do not exist yet, but all of them are maintaining contact with the player’s camp.
Havertz is under contract at Bayer Leverkusen until 2022 and SPORT BILD believes he would cost in the region of €80 million (£72.3 million) for any successful bidder.