Reports in the English press on Friday suggest that the Germany international Werner would be eager on a switch to Anfield when the transfer window opens.
Liverpool-linked Timo Werner has not been the subject of any transfer enquiries in current weeks, RB Leipzig’s sporting director Markus Krosche has revealed.
It has been suggested that the Reds are lining up a summer move for the forward, with Sky Sports suggesting on Friday that the striker is geared up to make the swap to Anfield in the summer, if his £52 million ($64m) release clause is met.
As confirmed via Goal, Werner is additionally an option for Barcelona and Real Madrid, though each Liga clubs are presently focused on alternative targets.
However, Krosche insists Leipzig have not had any approaches for Werner, who scored 21 goals in 25 Bundesliga games in 2019-20 before the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff revealed last week that neither Liverpool nor Bayern Munich, who have additionally been linked, had made contact regarding Werner, and that remains the case, in accordance to Krosche.
“There have been no enquiries, and Timo did not contact us either,” he informed reporters on Friday.
“These rumours have been around for weeks. As of now, there is nothing new.”
Krosche expects the global Covid-19 disaster to have an influence on the upcoming transfer window, with campaigns throughout Europe nevertheless hanging in the balance.
Germany’s Bundesliga is set to become one of the first essential leagues to resume play next month.
“It will be a different transfer market,” Krosche said.
“It will rely on whether or not leagues and the European competitions can be played to the end, due to the fact that means a lot of income.”
Leipzig have moves of their own to make, with Krosche hinting at talks with Roma over the renegotiation of the €29m (£25m/$31m) fee to sign Patrik Schick on a permanent basis.
Schick has scored seven goals in 15 league games on loan from the Serie A side.
“Patrik feels very comfortable with us and I can think about him staying,” Krosche said.
“The option has not changed at the moment, however maybe in the subsequent few weeks [it will]. All clubs have to deal with the crisis.”