Report: Chelsea handed Timo Werner boost as Liverpool make transfer decision

Chelsea have been handed a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner this summer with Liverpool have refused to pay 24-year-old release clause, according to reports.

The Premier League leaders have reportedly withdrawn from talks for Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner, due to a difference in valuation of the player.

The 24-year-old forward, who has been one of Europe’s leading marksman in 2019/20 campaign, having score 30 goals and provided 12 assists, has a release clause in the £50million region.

However, due to the current financial instability caused by the coronavirus crisis, Jurgen Klopp’s & Co now value him as less than £30million in the market.

And according to The Mirror, Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t be pursuing Timo Werner due to the difference in price range.

The reports explain that despite Jurgen Klopp showing interest in working with the Germany international, and vice-versa, the transfer market has been flipped due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on football.

Liverpool do, according to the report, have a good relationship with RB Leipzig, but the difference of £20m plus in their valuations of Werner means a deal will not be reached in the coming months.

Werner, meanwhile, is reportedly want to make a switch to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea are another English club that showing interest in sign the Germany forward.

The Blues boss Frank Lampard want to strengthen his attacking option ahead of next campaign and is identified Werner as their top transfer target ahead of upcoming window.

Inter Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also reportedly keen on securing the services of the forward this summer.

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