RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has already agreed personal terms with Premier League leaders Liverpool despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United according to his agent.
The 24-year-old has had a sensational campaign for RB Leipzig, having scored 31 goals and registered 12 assists across all competitions.
His brilliant performances have attracted interest from Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, who are desperate to sign a top striker to provide serious competition for Tammy Abraham, who has comfortably seen off the challenge provided by Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been touted as the favourites to sign the German forward but as Mirror Sport revealed last week, the two clubs are yet to find an agreement over a transfer fee, with Liverpool said to be unwilling to pay anything less than Werner’s £50millon release clause.
However, according to the Transfer Window Podcast Werner has his heart set on a switch to Anfield, and has already agreed a five year contract worth £140,000-a-week with the Merseyside giants.
‘Werner has agreed personal terms with Liverpool,’ transfer expert Ian McGarry said on the show.
‘On a five-year contract that will pay the player around £140,000-a-week.’
‘It has been widely reported that Chelsea and Manchester United have been interested in the player,’ McGarry added.
‘Our information is that’s not the case.
‘The reason for that is that they believe and have been told by the player’s representatives that a deal is effectively done to Liverpool.
‘And effectively they would be wasting their time.
‘The reason that these rumours have been circulated, is because RB Leipzig are concerned they will not achieve the €60m, which is currently running at £49.4m in the commercial exchange rate, that they could get for a player who is 24 remember and has scored 25 Bundesliga goals this season.’
Manchester United and Chelsea, therefore, are thought to have admitted defeat in the race for Timo Werner, having accepted he is desperate to play under Jurgen Klopp for the Premier League champions elect.
They may turn their attentions towards fellow Bundesliga high-flyer Jadon Sancho, although given the current precarious financial situation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic it is unlikely they will be able to afford Borussia Dortmund’s £100m asking price.