Liverpool stance on Timo Werner and Jadon Sancho deals as summer transfer plan hatched
Liverpool are more confident of landing Timo Werner than Jadon Sancho as they look to bolster their attacking options for next season. The duo have both been linked with moves to Anfield for this summer, but it remains unlikely that the club can afford to buy both in one window.
Nonetheless, Jurgen Klopp is under no illusions that his current attack is in need of some further competition and he is set to receive the backing of the board this summer.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Liverpool are in fact more confident of bringing the German to Merseyside than landing Sancho.
The club are willing to trigger Werner’s £50million release clause which is due to expire at the end of April.
Werner has made no secret of the fact he fancies linking up with Klopp, who he describes as the perfect coach for his development.
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That’s given Liverpool confidence they can conclude the deal this summer.
“I know Liverpool is the best team in the moment in the world,” Werner told Viasport after scoring the winner for RB Leipzig at Tottenham in the Champions League last month.
“When you’re linked with that team it makes me very proud.
“But in case of that, it’s a pleasure but I know at Liverpool there are a lot of good players and I know I have to improve myself to learn much more things to get on this level to play there.”
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Werner’s openness has been acknowledged by Klopp and everything seems to be in place for a summer deal.
That’s different in the case of Sancho though, who Borussia Dortmund value at around £120million.
Klopp has already previously declared that Liverpool cannot afford to pay that kind of money.
That would change though if one of his beloved front three was to leave Anfield this summer.
Sancho is seen as the ideal replacement for Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah if they were to request a transfer at the end of the season.
Both are tied down to long-term contracts and are central to Liverpool’s plans to assert dominance on English football.
Paris Saint-Germain are now determined to land Sancho and made their first advances during their Champions League clash with Dortmund.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all interested in the 19-year-old too.
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