Chelsea and Manchester United have a little over two weeks to sign Kai Havertz before the star returns to Bayer Leverkusen.
Both Premier League giants have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder, who has shone in the Bundesliga in recent months.
Chelsea have been most heavily-linked with Blues boss Frank Lampard eager to strengthen his attacking options, despite already signing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech this summer.
Havertz is one of a number of names attached to United with Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish also believed to be on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s radar.
And the clubs have until August 28 before Havertz is scheduled to return to Bayer Leverkusen for pre-season with the German star currently on holiday.
Premier League clubs have until October 5 to complete their summer transfer business though will need to be wary that the Bundesliga begins on September 18.
Earlier this month, Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller said Havertz would not be going anywhere until after the conclusion of the club’s Europa League campaign.
Kia Havertz has regularly impressed with Bayer Leverkusen
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But defeat to Inter Milan in the quarter-final earlier this week means that Leverkusen’s season is now over and the serious business of Havertz’s future can be resolved.
After the match, Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz was quizzed on Havertz’s future and he joked: “I can exclusively announce he’ll play for Heracles Almelo.”
It comes just days after Blues boss Lampard liked an Instagram post showing Havertz in action.
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