CEO confirm Liverpool target still on course over a move to Anfield in summer

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Reports  making the round claims, Timo Werner could still head to Liverpool this summer after RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff insisted they are no closer to a deal with Bayern Munich.

Werner has been linked with a move to Liverpool this season but Bayern were thought to be at the front of the queue after the striker did not extend his contract, which expires next year.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed another fine season for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 16 times and adding seven assists in 30 appearances for Leipzig.

His performances have helped the club to third place in the league this year and a guaranteed return to the Champions League next term.

However, Mintzlaff has insisted nothing had been decided yet, denying any conversations about a move to the Bundesliga champions have occurred.

“We haven’t spoken to Timo Werner about Bayern Munich, but what the player wanted to do was important for us as he wanted to see how the season would go,” Mintzlaff told Sky Sports. “Last year we certainly didn’t play football like we did in the season before.

“We have submitted an offer and we know that Timo would rather not extend – but that can still change.”

Mintzlaff believes Werner has grown with Leipzig and can understand why he might want to move on in the future.

However, even if Werner does wish to leave, Mintzlaff denied that Bayern Munich is his only possible destination.

Other clubs, such as Liverpool, have been linked to Werner in the past and the Leipzig CEO believes the Reds, as well as other clubs, are still in the mix to land the star man.

Werner played in Saturday’s goalless draw with the Bavarian giants.

He holds the record for youngest player to reach 100 and 150 Bundesliga games and has nine goals in 24 appearances for Germany since his debut in 2017.


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