Wednesday, 20th February, 2013
Chelsea and Manchester United have both made moves for Hamburg’s promising forward Son Heung-Min, his agent has claimed.
Son has made superb progress at Hamburg this season and the 20-year-old has attracted much attention, especially from England, while Italian giants Inter have been credited with holding an interest.
Hamburg are keen to keep the South Korean, although the club’s sporting director Frank Arnesen recently admitted that there is a level of bid which, if reached, would cause the Bundesliga side to cash in.
And that could happen, with Son’s agent Thies Bliemeister explaining offers are on the table already from Chelsea and Manchester United.
"Inter have seen a few of his games, but so far I have not had contact with Italian clubs", he explained to Interlive.
"A summer transfer? He has penned a new contract with Hamburg and extended by a year.
"But there are many bids for him on the table from, among others, Manchester United and Chelsea."
And, with €12M having been speculated as a potential figure for Son, Bliemeister urged clubs to make a higher offer if they want to hit the front of the queue for his client’s signature.
"For now, we talk of that figure. But it is obvious that if someone comes along and offers €20M, they’ll get ahead of the competition."
So far this season Son has hit the back of the net nine times for Hamburg in the Bundesliga in 21 appearances.
It remains to be seen if the Bundesliga club can keep hold of the exciting 20-year-old talent into the 2013/14 campaign, or whether they will have to bid farewell, albeit with the compensation of a tasty transfer fee.
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