The battle to sign Havertz has intensified since reports emerged that Chelsea were preparing a £75million bid for the Bayer Leverkusen star.
Liverpool, United and Bayern Munich had already been credited with an interest in the 21-year-old, while Real Madrid are the latest of Europe’s top clubs to have been linked with the attacking midfielder.
United are reportedly considering Havertz as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, whose price tag will be at least £80m and could rise to more than £100m.
And now it has emerged that Havertz is interested in hearing what United have to offer – even though Chelsea are further advanced in their talks than their Premier League rivals.
Chelsea potentially have the advantage of being able to reunite Havertz with his Germany teammate Timo Werner, who is expected to join the Stamford Bridge side in a £52m deal.
However, Havertz’s representatives have been informed of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s big plans for United, with the Red Devils boss aiming to forge a new era at the club inspired by young, talented signings such as Bruno Fernandes.
Christian Falk, head of football for german publication SportBild , says United are “an option” for Havertz.
“Manchester United is an option for Kai Havertz, because his management have been told about the big plans of the new team,” Falk told Utd Report. “But, Chelsea are more concrete in the talks at the moment.
“Perhaps Chelsea are again faster than United, like in the case of Timo Werner.”
Havertz, the youngest player to reach 50 and 100 appearances in the Bundesliga, has scored five goals in four games since the German top flight returned last month.
Able to play on the wing or as a centre-forward as well behind the striker, he has 15 goals and eight assists in all competitions this season.
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