Liverpool considering summer transfer for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner

Several Premier League clubs have shown an interest in the 22-year-old German but Jurgen Klopp is understood to be at the front of the queue for his signature

Miguel Delaney
Chief Football Writer
Tuesday 13 March 2018 20:43 GMT
Timo Werner has 17 goals in 35 appearances this season
Timo Werner has 17 goals in 35 appearances this season

Liverpool are monitoring RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, ahead of a potential move in the summer, for what could be a double swoop from the German side with the signing of Naby Keita.

The 22-year-old forward has developed hugely at the Bundesliga club, and attracted the attention of a few Premier League clubs including Manchester United, but it is Jürgen Klopp who has shown by far the strongest interest. He wants to add depth to his attacking options this summer.

Negotiating with Leipzig may be difficult, though, especially given how drawn-out the deal for Keita was.

Liverpool ended up agreeing to bring the midfielder in for next season, having wanted him for the start of 2017-18. There is also the concern that Werner has spoken in the past about how United would be his dream move, but Liverpool have so far shown much more willingness to go for the forward.

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