RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is reportedly open to joining Chelsea or Manchester United this summer, but only if Jurgen Klopp’s side give up in their attempt to sign the 24-year-old.
Premier League leaders, Liverpool have been touted as the favourites to sign the German forward but they now face competition from their Premier League rivals.
Due to financial crisis inflicted on football by the global coronavirus pandemic means all three English clubs are reluctant to pay the 24-year-old’s £49million release clause, currently valuing the player at £30million.
And according to Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano, Timo Werner remains hopeful of moving to Anfield stadium this summer and will only consider other offers if the Reds end negotiations.
Werner, enjoyed a superb campaign with Leipzig this term, having netted 30 goals and registered 12 assists across all competitions.
Chelsea, meanwhile, identified him as their top transfer targets as manager Frank Lampard 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.
Germany Newspaper BILD, claimed yesterday that the Blues boss tactician is desperate to add Timo Werner to his ranks because he plans to make the 24-year-old the central figure in his attacking set-up.
The reports explains in details that the west London club have been working on their interest in Werner for months and a ‘very good’ offer is in the pipeline.