Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man United ‘contact’ Kai Havertz

Barcelona and Real Madrid are two of seven clubs to have had contact with Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, his agent has claimed.

Diario AS cites reports from the German press that the two El Clasico rivals have held talks with the German midfielder, alongside Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

Earlier this month, ESPN FC claimed that the Blaugrana are ramping up their interest in the 20-year-old and sent scouts to watch him take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

The Catalan giants have been linked to the 20-year-old while Diario AS also spoke of the interest back in July, when they are said to have tabled a €90m bid.

It is claimed that Bayer are intent on holding onto their star midfielder for some time yet, and would demand a minimum fee of €130m next year should approaches come in.

“Barcelona have a lot of the ball, but there are lots of teams that do that these days, not only Barcelona,” Havertz is cited as saying by Marca.

“Real Madrid, for example, are a team that have a lot of possession, although they've been a bit less efficient than Barcelona in recent years.

“They're [Bayern] probably the biggest club in Germany and there are many players that were very successful at a young age that went there.

“Therefore, I get linked with Bayern, but we'll see what happens. There are players that want to stay close to their family and others say, 'I want to live in another country'.

“There's something clear: if you want to be a star in Germany, you can't go wrong with Bayern.

“I think I've picked up enough international experience at Leverkusen, I know the rhythm of these international matches and I'm confident that I can go abroad at any moment and play at clubs outside of Germany.

“For the moment, I want to have a good season. Afterwards, we'll see.”

Havertz has won seven caps for the Germany senior team and is widely regarded as one of the brightest emerging talents in world football.

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