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Bayer Leverkusen assistant coach sends warning to Manchester United and Chelsea over Kai Havertz transfer deal

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Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target during Bayer Leverkusen's clash with Union Berlin
Kai Havertz has been heavily linked with Manchester United and Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Bayer Leverkusen assistant coach Marcel Daum has likened Kai Havertz to Zinedine Zidane and warned Manchester United and Chelsea that it will take a sizeable offer to land the attacking midfielder this summer.

Havertz. 20, is regarded as one of the most promising young talents in European football after racking up 11 goals and five assists in the Bundesliga this season.

Though Havertz has been coy when discussing his future, his recent performances have done little to quell the speculation.

Borussia Moenchengladbach v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga
Havertz is having a sensational season with Leverkusen (Picture: Getty)

The youngster scored Leverkusen’s winner against Freiburg on Friday night to take his tally to five goals since the return of the German top flight and Daum has been massively impressed.

‘Everyone is asking about Kai Havertz. If you see him play it tells you everything’ the Leverkusen assistant told talkSPORT.

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‘For me, he has the elegance of Zidane. If you see his movement, he’s very elegant, he’s always calm, he has great passing ability.

‘What a lot of people don’t see, because we watch him every day, is that he’s pretty fast. That’s a big bonus.

Bayer Leverkusen assistant coach Marcel Daum
Daum has tipped Havertz for the top (Picture: Getty)

‘He’s a great player; he’s scoring goals, he’s great in the air and he’s pretty fast.

‘It’s up to him how far he can go.

‘I can’t say he will be the best German player ever, but he has the talent and there are no limits. He’s displaying signs of Zidane.’

Zinedine Zidane during Real Madrid's clash with Athletic Bilbao
Daum has compared the Germany international to football icon Zidane (Picture: Getty)

Daum admits it’s a possibility Havertz could leave Leverkusen this summer but believes the club will be demanding a significant fee for their prized possession.

‘The situation with coronavirus is so strange and so complicated that it’s still open that he will leave us,’ he added.

‘I don’t know what will happen, but at Bayer he has the right place to develop his strengths and improve.

‘The only thing I know is that Bayer won’t sell him for a cheap fee.’

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