Liverpool remain interested in Timo Werner but have informed the forward’s representatives they ‘need more time’ to make a transfer decision as the club analyse the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
The Germany international has emerged as a key target for the Premier League leaders this summer and is keen to secure a move to Merseyside after four seasons at RB Leipzig, Werner having attracted interest from several of Europe’s leading clubs following a prolific spell with the Bundesliga side.
Bayern Munich had expressed an interest in signing the 24-year-old who possesses a release clause of £52.7m in his contract at the Red Bull Arena, though Werner has informed the club of his desire for a new challenge abroad, with Liverpool said to be his preferred destination.
Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of the forward who has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season, though the Guardian is reporting that the Reds are keen to evaluate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the transfer market before committing to a significant outlay on one player.
Liverpool’s hesitance could lead to increased competition for his services this summer, with the likes of Inter Milan and Juventus considering the German amongst their transfer targets.
Werner signed for Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has scored 88 goals in 150 appearances for the club in all competitions.