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Man Utd ponder late bid to trump Chelsea for Havertz

Manchester United are considering a late move to trump Chelsea for Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz.

The Manchester Evening News says United could hijack Chelsea's transfer bid to sign Havertz if they cannot get a deal done for Jadon Sancho.

Havertz is widely expected to join Frank Lampard's side this summer, although the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder had previously been linked with interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.

United have made Sancho their top target for this transfer window - although Borussia Dortmund have so far played hardball over their £100million-rated star man.

The Bundesliga club said on Monday that Sancho would be staying in Germany with the Red Devils having so far failed to meet their asking price.

And while United have not given up hope of signing Sancho, if they continue to be frustrated they could turn instead to Havertz.

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