Man City in the battle to sign 20-year-old Liverpool transfer target

Man City and Liverpool have both been linked with moves to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. German club’s sporting director Simon Rolfes has refused to be drawn on speculation linking the 20-year-old playmaker with a move to Man City next year.

Germany international is one of the most highly talented youngsters in European football and as such has been linked with a high profile move in the winter transfer window. David Silva and Fernandinho already up to 33 and they need replacement.

Speculation over the summer had seen the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid linked with a move for Kai, while there were also reports linking him with Citizens, Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal. Pep Guardiola set to spend considerable money on the midfielder during this winter.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were both also linked with a moved for the Leverkusen attacker, but Havertz eventually decided to stay put at the BayArena.

German playmaker featured for his national side as they lost to the Netherlands 4-2 on the weekend, and after the match, fresh reports linked the youngster with a move to the Premier League. Rolfes was asked about the latest batch of talks but insists he is not interested in the gossip.

Man City had a fantastic season as they won the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. Citizens signed several footballers this summer like Rodrigo from Atletico Madrid, Joao Cancelo from Juventus, Angelino from PSV, Pedro Porro from Girona, Zack Steffen from Columbus and Ryotaro Meshino from Gamba Osaka.