German Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig have delivered a transfer update on star player Timo Werner amidst the interest from the Premier League.
RB Leipzig gave an update on the future of Timo Werner at the club through their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Olivier Mintzlaff.
According to him, Timo Werner will stay at the club and that the Champions League campaigners have not been in talks with Premier League leaders Liverpool as reported in the media.
Italian journalist Nicolo Schira had earlier stated that Liverpool are in talks to sign Timo Werner.
He disclosed that Liverpool want to wrap up the transfer for the German international before April when the £50m release clause in his RB Leipzig contract will expire.
Olivier Mintzlaff spoke about Timo Werner shortly after the German Bundesliga win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.
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RB Leipzig secured the top spot on the league table with the 3-0 win at home to their opponents, though Timo Werner was not amongst the goalscorers.
Mintzlaff was quoted by TransferMarketWeb in relation to the possible transfer of Timo Werner.
The petite German international is also a major target for Chelsea and manager Frank Lampard who wants a strong competition for Tammy Abraham.
England international Tammy Abraham has been the first-choice striker at Chelsea and they have been overreliant on him.
Tammy Abraham has 15 goals in all competitions including 13 in the league.
Frank Lampard doesn’t fancy his backup options in that central striker department, both Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are the backup options at Chelsea but they have seen little action over the course of the season till date.
Timo Werner has scored 20 goals in the league for RB Leipzig this season plus two goals in the Champions League where they’ll face RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the competition later this week.