Manchester United have been handed a significant boost by Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in their rumoured pursuit to land Bayer Leverkusen star and German boy wonder Kai Havertz.
Havertz, 21, was in action for his side yesterday as Bayer Leverkusen took on Bundesliga title winners Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal Cup Final.
The attacking sensation netted from the spot before seeing his side fall to a 4-2 defeat as he watched rivals Bayern Munich lift their second trophy of the season.
Speaking prior to the game in an interview with German outlet Bild, Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge unequivocally ruled out any possible attempt from Bayern Munich to secure Havertz, saying: “I say very clearly, financially a transfer for Havertz will not be possible this year.”
The news comes in the wake of the German giants successfully securing talented winger Leroy Sane from Manchester City for £44.7m, as per BBC Sport.
Havertz has endured an impressive campaign this season which sees him boast 26 goal contributions in 43 appearances in all competitions. The stunning impact the young sensation has had across Europe sees him become one of Europe’s most sought after talents.
With Bayern Munich seemingly ruling themselves out of the race for the in-demand attacker, Manchester United and Chelsea now appear to have a clear run at the 21-year old.