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Nagelsmann willing to advise Werner to leave Leipzig amid Manchester United and Liverpool interest

Red Bull Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann says he is willing to advise Timo Werner to leave the club amid interest in the forward from Manchester United and Liverpool.

The Germany international has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga side in recent months, with the speculation having only intensified following a prolific start to the new season that has seen the 23-year-old scored 11 goals in as many games during the opening weeks of the campaign.

Manchester United and Liverpool are believed to be considering a move for the forward as they bid to bolster their attacking options, and Leipzig manager Nagelsmann has admitted he would advise Werner to leave the club if he felt it was best for the player’s development.

“I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else,” Nagelsmann told SportBild.

“I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.”

The striker has previously admitted that he is somewhat of a fan of both Premier League sides, though he is ‘more Manchester United than Liverpool’.

Werner’s contract with Leipzig was initially due to expire at the end of the season, though the former Stuttgart player agreed terms on an extension to his deal during the past summer.

However, his new deal is widely reported to contain a £27m release clause, a fee that is likely to make him easily attainable to any of Europe’s leading sides with German champions Bayern Munich having also been linked.

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