RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick told Sport Bild that with Bayern Munich yet to make an approach for Timo Werner, he doubts if they actually plan on doing so.
Daniel Sturridge’s impending departure this summer opens the door for a new forward to come in.
Several names have been mentioned in relation to Liverpool’s need but one of the most appealing for a number of reasons is Timo Werner.
Bild linked the German with a £36million move to Anfield in January and is now seemingly destined to leave RB Leipzig as he is yet to sign a new deal with the Bundesliga outfit.
Ralf Rangnick told Bild: “If Bayern were absolutely sure about Timo, they would have already officially contacted us with a request.
“Our position has not changed: we do not want him to go into the last year of the contract without an extension. He will be cleared this summer when a club comes who is willing to pay a standard transfer fee.”
Compared with when Liverpool battled with RB Leipzig over the purchase of Naby Keita, they seem resigned to losing Werner this summer and it would appear as though a deal to recruit him would be fairly easy to negotiate.
Liverpool have often lacked real quality in times when Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane or Mo Salah have been injured but signing Werner would ensure the Reds aren’t shortchanged without one of those three.
At his reported £36million price tag, Liverpool won’t find a much better option in the transfer market this summer.