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RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has revealed the club are not concerned about the prospect of losing Timo Werner to Liverpool this summer. The German international is the subject of interest from Jurgen Klopp and continuously flirted with the idea of working under his compatriot at Anfield in recent weeks.
Werner is believed to have a release clause in the region of £50million which will expire at the end of April, meaning Liverpool will have to move fast if they want to conclude a deal at that price.
According to Krosche, the Bundesliga club are yet to receive any formal offer from the Premier League leaders.
The 39-year-old, who replaced Ralf Rangnick in the boardroom at the Red Bull Arena, does not fear losing his star man at the end of the season either.
“There aren’t many things that favour him leaving us.”
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Werner himself ruled out a January exit at the start of the year, claiming he was fully focussed on helping RB Leipzig win the Bundesliga title.
There has also been some suggestion that Werner will not consider his future until after the European Championships this summer.
However, after whispers that the Liverpool board had decided to ramp up their interest, Werner couldn’t help but let them know he’s interested in moving to Merseyside.
Speaking to Viasport after he scored the winner for Leipzig in the 1-0 Champions League last-16 win at Tottenham, Werner made his first move on Liverpool.
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“Yes I know that Liverpool is the best team in the moment in the world and when you’re linked with the team, it makes me very proud,” he said.
“In case of that, it’s a pleasure, but I know that in Liverpool play a lot of good players and I have to improve myself to learn much more things to get on this level to play there.”
Three days later, Werner was in the goals again as Leipzig beat Schalke 5-0 at the Veltins-Arena.
Again he faced questions regarding the supposed interest from Liverpool and this time around the forward expressed his fascination over the thought of working under Klopp.
“There’s one of the best managers in the world with Jurgen Klopp, and he is also German,” he said.
“Many things suggest that I would maybe fit in (at Liverpool) very well with my playing style.
“But I don’t think about that at the moment because we have so much to do with Leipzig.”
Express Sport understands that Chelsea and Manchester United are both considering moves for Werner, but both are likely to accept that he is set on Liverpool after talking so openly about the European champions.
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