Manchester United were linked with a move for Kai Havertz but reportedly had no intention of paying Bayer Leverkusen’s asking price.
The playmaker was identified as a potential alternative to top target Jadon Sancho but, according to the Manchester Evening News, the club focused all their efforts on signing Sancho while Chelsea swooped for Havertz.
The German international ultimately completed a £71m move to Stamford Bridge and United have made just one signing this summer, Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
Havertz has labelled his move to Chelsea a “dream come true”, saying: “I am very happy and proud to be here.
Chelsea have completed the signing of Kai Havertz
“For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can’t wait to meet all the players and the trainers.
“Yeah, I am very happy to be here!
“For me Chelsea is always a big club and I remember all the big players who played here.
“Now Chelsea have very big players and I am very excited to play here and for me it is a very big step.
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Manchester United had previously been linked with the midfielder
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