Manchester United decided not to sign Kai Havertz because they deemed Bayer Leverkusen’s £90m price tag to be ‘excessive’.
But the midfielder is set to sign for Chelsea this summer and Leroy Sane appeared to confirm his move to the club earlier this week.
The German has attracted huge interest from Europe in the last 18 months, including clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Manchester United were also interested in the 21-year-old and Solskjaer discussed about signing Havertz with his board in the January window.
But, according to the Athletic, the United board felt £90m was too much for Havertz and that, Leverkusen’s price tag would still come down.
Chelsea value Havertz at £75m but a couple of add-ons could take the deal to £80m to sign the Germany international.
However, it might be more concerning for United supporters that the Red Devils are set to miss out on another young talent.
Manchester United met with Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland in the last six months but both players rejected a move to Old Trafford to join Borussia Dortmund.
Though Manchester United’s transfer policy has improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but the problems that were evident under Mourinho and Van Gaal still persist.
United waited until the last week of last year’s summer window to sign Harry Maguire and they still ended up paying Leiceste City’s initial asking price of £80m.