Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has urged Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz to snub Manchester United’s interest and join Chelsea instead.

“When a player like Kai Havertz changes clubs and signs somewhere for five years, the long-term perspective is more important,” he told Sky Sports Germany.

“Perspective is important for a player, but Manchester has been bobbing in a vacuum for years.

“On the other hand, if I look at Chelsea, they have a coach with Frank Lampard who did a great job for the club as a player – and I have the feeling that the Blues are growing again after a long time.

“For the first time in a long time, you have a team with which the fans can really identify.

“If a Timo Werner or possibly a Kai Havertz were to be added, it would be an incredibly exciting and interesting story.

“If I think about where I see the clubs now, and in two or three years, the decision for Chelsea would be a relatively easy one for me as a player.”