Report reveals why Woodward blocked huge Man Utd move for Havertz

Joe Williams
Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen Man Utd

Man Utd were interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz but the move was blocked over his high price tag, according to reports.

The German international has scored 12 goals and provided six assists in another standout Bundesliga campaign.

Chelsea are leading the race for Havertz – who is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge – but want to negotiate what they believe to be an inflated price.

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Leroy Sane recently seemed to confirm that Havertz would be moving to Chelsea this summer with most reports indicating that the fee remains the only possible stumbling block as the Blues look to strike a deal.

Chelsea are now out on their own in pursuit of Havertz but it could have been different with The Athletic claiming that Man Utd were interested in signing him back in January.

Man Utd ‘held talks’ over a possible deal for the 21-year-old in January with Leverkusen demanding £90m at the time.

The Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and chief negotiator Matt Judge thought the ‘price tag was excessive and would come down’.

Their demands have seemingly come down to £80m now but Man Utd’s focus ‘may have shifted from Havertz’.