Liverpool transfer target Timo Werner confirms he will SNUB Bayern Munich to put Klopp in driving seat for £52m deal – The Sun

TIMO WERNER has paved the way for a summer move to Liverpool by snubbing a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

The RB Leipzig striker has admitted he wants to play in the Premier League, with the Reds looking to wrap up a £52million deal this summer.

Germany international Werner has a clause in his contract which means he can leave Leipzig for between £44m and £53m.

Werner, 24, has helped the German dark horses into the last eight of the Champions League this season.

They knocked out Spurs in the last round.

Werner told German newspaper Bild: "Bayern are a great club, we don't need to talk about it, and Hansi Flick has proven this season he is a really good head coach.

"But if a move were to become an issue at some point, I would be more tempted by a move abroad than a move to Bayern.

"It's just that the challenge of another league would appeal to me a little more than a move within the Bundesliga.

"Of course, it also important that mutual respect is there as much as possible.

"That's why I chose RB Leipzig at the time, and why I would choose the club for the next step as one where I would get that feeling."


Werner has scored 27 goals in 34 games for Leipzig this campaign.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants the striker as back-up to Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

He is likely to sell Belgian forward Divock Origi and Swiss Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, so Werner would come straight into his first-team plans.

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