Liverpool have not given up on signing Timo Werner this summer with manager Jürgen Klopp this week telling the board that the Germany international would be perfect for his team.
The runaway Premier League leaders have not made an official bid for the 24-year-old while they prioritise dealing with the coronavirus crisis. However, they are still keen to make the transfer happen this summer, and have been assured that Werner will wait for Liverpool to make a decision before choosing his future club.
Werner’s representatives are aware of Liverpool’s situation and that the club want to sign the player this summer. Liverpool have until 15 June to meet his release clause of €60m (£52.7m) – if there is no deal by that date Liverpool will have to negotiate a fee with Leipzig. Werner’s current contract runs out in 2023.
Inter were one of the clubs who had shown an interest in Werner, but the striker has made it clear that he does not want to move to Italy at the moment.
The Germany international started his career at Stuttgart has been with RB Leipzig since 2016. He has scored double figures in the league every season since joining Leipzig and already has 24 goals in 28 Bundesliga games this season, having hit a hat-trick against Mainz last weekend.
RB Leipzig have played three games since the restart of the Bundesliga, winning one and drawing two, leaving them third in the table, nine points behind leaders Bayern Munich.