Inter concede that they can’t sign Timo Werner this summer – something that benefits Liverpool greatly in their pursuit.
Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio admits that even if his club like Werner, they can’t get him.
“We have always liked him but he will not come,” Ausilio told Sky Italia. “I know the reasons and they are various.
“I know the opinion of the boy and his entourage. It is true there’s a [release] clause but he won’t come.”
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If you piece together all the stories over the last few months, this is great news for Liverpool. We’ll give that a go, here.
It all begin with Barcelona, in fact. The Catalonian’s want a new striker, by all reports, and they’ve settled on Lautaro Martinez. That’s a problem for Inter, who don’t want to lose their forward.
Sport claimed recently that Inter offered Martinez a new contract but he’s turned them down. And so, if he’s off, they’ll need a replacement.
Gazzetta Dello Sport said at the start of the month that Werner is that player. That, in our opinion, was a real worry. Inter would have money after the sale and a guarantee of first-team football. Liverpool were cautious with the first and unable to offer the second.
And as that caution developed, the Mirror said this week that Liverpool simply won’t pay £50m for Werner. The Reds want to lower his price but RB Leipzig won’t budge.
You can’t blame them, either, especially with Inter’s reported interest. Liverpool won’t pay his release clause but perhaps Inter would?
Well, Ausilio has confirmed that they won’t. For ‘various reasons’, they can’t sign Werner even if they want to. Given he mentions Werner’s ‘opinion’, we can’t help but imagine he’s got his heart set elsewhere.
And so this strengthens Liverpool’s position. They want Leipzig to lower their demands and if the Germans want the money this summer, it looks like they’ll have to. With Inter gone, Liverpool might be the only ones left in the queue.