Liverpool are amongst a set of big European golf equipment in signing Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, however, are trailing behind the leaders in the race for his signature.
The 20-year-old Germany worldwide has grow to be probably the most sought-after skills in Europe since making his debut for Leverkusen at simply 17.
Despite solely turning 20 in June, Havertz already has 109 appearances for Leverkusen below his belt, scoring 30 objectives in that point from midfield.
There was loads of curiosity in Havertz over the summer season, after he netted 17 instances in the Bundesliga final season, however Leverkusen saved maintain of him.
The teen has refused to increase his contract past 2022, although, which suggests he is greater than prone to be bought subsequent summer season, with the Bundesliga facet prone to need a minimum of €100m (£88.5m).
There might be a bidding conflict for his providers with Liverpool having competitors from Bayern Munich, Juventus, Dortmund, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to signal him, in response to Sport Bild.
The German publication report that the Reds are in for a tricky time in negotiations, although, with Bayern, Real and Barca holding one of the best hopes of signing Havertz subsequent 12 months.
There was a lot hypothesis that he would go away over the past switch window, with Havertz telling Sky Germany of the failed transfer: ‘It just didn’t occur for me this 12 months. I believe there have been numerous explanation why.
‘But I’m completely satisfied to be right here and keep in Leverkusen for one other 12 months. We’ll see what’s going to occurs subsequent summer season.’
Dortmund is an unlikely vacation spot for the Germany star, however his fellow worldwide, Marco Reus, is hoping to influence him to hitch him at Westfalenstadion.
‘I will try everything to guide him to Dortmund,’ Reus informed Sport 1. ‘I will try my best just as I did it with Julian Brandt. And now with Julian I have an ally who knows him very well. So let’s see what occurs.’