Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been put on alert as RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed Timo Werner is unlikely to sign a new contract at the Bundesliga club.
The forward’s existing contract is set to expire in June of 2020 after originally joining the club from German club Stuttgart back in 2016.
The 23-year-old star has won many suitors during his time at die Rotten Bullen which has led to increasing talk surrounding his long-term future.
Liverpool and Bayern Munich are currently frontrunners to secure his signature in the summer transfer window but manager Zinedine Zidane is also considering bringing in Timo as he looks to rebuild Los Blancos’ squad.
RB Leipzig are interested in keeping hold of the highly-rated centre-forward but may be forced to sell him with Timo Werner’s heart set on a transfer away in the near future.
Speaking with a sports television channel Sky Germany at half-time during his club’s clash with Wolfsburg, CEO Mintzlaff confirmed: ‘We want to extend it with him, but he has signalled to us that he would rather not extend.’
Werner netted in the match against die Wolfe, helping Ralf Rangnick’s club cruise to a 2-0 victory.
The German star has 14 goals and 5 assists to his name in the league this campaign and has put them in a position to secure UEFA Champions League football for next campaign.
Should Liverpool seal Timo’s transfer in the summer, Germany international will become the second player who will leave RB Leipzig and sign for Liverpool.
The previous year, Anfield outfit purchased Werner’s former teammate Naby Keita for £54 million.