Liverpool ask for more time in pursuit of £52.7m target Timo Werner

  • Leipzig forward has £52.7m release clause in contract
  • Liverpool monitoring fall-out from coronavirus on market

Liverpool have told Timo Werner’s representatives they need more time to decide on whether to make a formal offer for the Germany international as they wait to see what impact the coronavirus will have on the next transfer window.

Werner is keen to leave this summer after four years at RB Leipzig and Liverpool are in pole position to sign the 24-year-old, having made clear their interest in him several months ago. Werner is keen for a new challenge abroad and has told Bayern Munich that a move to another Bundesliga club is not an option at the moment.

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