Pundit Owen Hargreaves has compared reported Chelsea target Kai Havertz to Mesut Ozil and former Blues star Michael Ballack.

Earlier in April, The Athletic claimed Chelsea have turned their attention from Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho to Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz.

Havertz has attracted interest in the Bundesliga this season, having scored eight goals and laid on five assists.

The 20-year-old is a versatile attacker who could play as a number 10, a winger or even a centre-forward.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Hargreaves believes it won’t be long until Havertz makes his big move.

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Hargreaves told Goal: “He is special. He is the next one. I think all the best German players stay in the Bundesliga for a while and then they go to the Premier League or Barcelona or Real Madrid.

“All eyes are on (Erling) Haaland and (Jadon) Sancho but Kai Havertz is the one from a German perspective.

“He is special and he is like a hybrid of Michael Ballack and Mesut Ozil. That says a lot in terms of his goals and elegance.”

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Speaking about the potential destination, the BT Sport pundit believes it would likely depend on regular playing time rather than systems.

He said: “It has to be a club which will play him all the time. I think he will have so many options. I think he is the type of player that could fit into any team.”

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