European football expert Gabriele Marcotti has questioned Manchester United and Manchester City for failing to challenge Chelsea for the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz.
“Do you know what’s really weird to me?” Marcotti said on the Gab and Juls podcast.
“City, United both have a lot of money, both could use strengthening in that area – those names haven’t been mentioned at all. They haven’t been linked one bit.
“Also, Bayern Munich, if Thiago goes all of a sudden you’re going to have money and flexibility.
“They were strongly linked with him a year ago. An odd story.”
Havertz had a fine season for Leverkusen, scoring 12 goals and contributing six assists in his 30 Bundesliga appearances and has reportedly agreed a five year deal with Chelsea.