Liverpool £60m-rated target ready for summer move

RB Leipzig chief executive officer Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed that Timo Werner is not keen on extending his deal.

The German striker, who has scored 60 goals in 108 matches for the Bundesliga club, will become a free agent at the end of next season.

Bayern Munich have indicated that they are keen on signing the 23-year-old, but the Reds are understood to be his preferred destination.

Timo Werner now looks on course to depart the Red Bull Arena ahead of schedule as there has been no breakthrough in talks over a new contract, likely forcing the German club to sell him in the summer.

“We want to extend it with him, but he has signalled to us that he would rather not extend,” Mintzlaff told Sky Germany.

Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham, who has spent the campaign on loan with Aston Villa, could replace Timo Werner at Leipzig next season as the Englishman is expected to be down to the pecking order and will search for a move somewhere else.

English talents started moving overseas after the emergence of Jadon Sancho in Borussia Dortmund, and now German clubs are targeting the bright prospects from the UK to bolster their sides.

Liverpool have been linked with Timo Werner on different occasions, and the striker has already admitted that he is keen on playing in the Premier League, and after Chelsea dealt two-window transfer ban, the Reds have perfect chance to land the in-demand Germany international until another European giants step up interests.