Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has admitted the decision over Kai Havertz's future is out of his hands.
The German winger is attracting interest from a host of elite European clubs after netting 20 goals in the Bundesliga last season, and earning a nomination for FIFA's Golden Boy award.
Liverpool and Man Utd are both thought to be keen on signing Havertz, while Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on the 20-year-old's situation.
Havertz failed to secure a move elsewhere this summer, but has teased the idea that he could be leaving Leverkusen in the not too distant future.
"They haven’t scared me off," Havertz said about his current club. "I don't know exactly what it was like with Timo [Werner], but it just didn't happen for me this year.
"I think there were a number of reasons why. But I'm happy to be here and stay in Leverkusen for another year. We'll see what will happen next summer."
Arsenal, Man City and Real Madrid are among the list of other clubs monitoring the winger's progress.
Speaking on his possible options in the summer, Havertz told Bild: "I really don't know yet whether Bayern is the next and right step for me.
"I also don't know whether foreign countries would not be more suitable for me. I really don't think too much about it at the moment."
Regardless of who declares an interest in Havertz, manager Bosz is resigned to losing his young talent.
"Of course I would like to keep him, just as I would have liked to keep Julian Brandt, for example," Bosz told Sport Bild. "Kai is only 20 and still has room for improvement. I can help him there.
"But it is like this, at the end the player himself must feel when he is ready for the next step.
"Nobody can decide that for him."
Source: Daily Mirror
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