According to reports, Chelsea are close to complete a deal for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz but Premier League rivals Manchester United are believed to prepared to hijack Chelsea’s move for the German international.

According to Germany and Chelsea legend Michael Ballack, Havertz favours a move to Chelsea over Manchester United because of of how he can develop under the tutorship of Frank Lampard.

“I firmly believe that Lampard would be 100 per cent behind Havertz,” Ballack told German publication Bild.

“He likes players who are very dangerous in front of goal and there aren’t many of those.

“Havertz is a player that Lampard would help further develop, not least because he himself was a midfielder with an eye for goal, who was always moving into dangerous areas, looking to finish off a chance.”