Liverpool have been received a boost in their attempts to land Kai Havertz after Juventus pulled out of the race to secure his signature.

That’s according to Sky Germany, via TEAMtalk, who states that the Serie A giants no longer consider the player a summer target, due to the outbreak of coronavirus that is currently affecting football.

It means Liverpool and Bayern Munich appear to be the favourites to land the Bayer Leverkusen star, with the Reds mentioned with the £81m-rated star in the latest months.

Kai could be a game-changing addition in the middle of the pitch. The 20-year-old is one of the continent’s most highly-rated young midfielders, having netted 23 goals and grabbed eight assists in the last two terms in the league.

He could bring a level of creativity in the midfield that can sometimes be missing – his average of 2.3 key passes per match in the league in 2019/20 is superior to every Reds player, barring Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Having to pay a reported £100 million to get the German may prove to be an issue, however, considering it’d smash Liverpool’s current record transfer sum that is set by Virgil van Dijk.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s proposed move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has reportedly been put on hold amid the coronavirus crisis.

The 24-year-old has been persistently linked with a move to Anfield following an impressive campaign in the league, registering 21 goals from 25 league games.

However, the outbreak of coronavirus has had unprecedented implications on the sporting world, with transfer dealings being thrown up in the balance as a result of the crisis.

According to The Daily Mail, the Reds have put all transfer and contract discussions on hold due to uncertainty over the COVID-19.