RB Leipzig are trying to tie Timo Werner down to a new contract that would mean the Top 10 clubs as set out in the contract would have to pay a release clause of €70million (£61million) to sign him.
The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for the German already and there are still a few months of the Premier League season to go as well as several Champions League rounds to be played.
Yet, the insatiable Michael Edwards seems to have caught an obsession with Timo Werner and that usually ends with the Liverpool sporting director getting his man – it rarely ends any other way.
However, RBL are trying to get Timo Werner to sign a new contract that would be worth between €3.1m (£2.7m) per year to €6m (£5.2m) in an attempt to ward off interest from the biggest clubs on the planet.
Not only are the Germans offering Werner a lot of money (£100,000/week), they’re also keen on inserting a release clause into his contract that will only apply to the Top 10 clubs as set out in the terms.
The contract states that any of the clubs mentioned* would have to pay €70million (£61m) to be able to sign the German.
*Top 10 clubs known that would have to pay €70m (£61m) to sign Werner: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man City, PSG, Juventus, Bayern Munich & Liverpool.