Reported Liverpool target Timo Werner could still move to Anfield this summer, according to RP Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.
Werner has been one of the names most heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, although the German international is wanted by a host of clubs.
Bayern Munich have looked the most likely candidates to snap up the Leipzig man until now, but the Bundesliga champions are far from guaranteed their man.
“Timo Werner would rather not sign an extension. But that could change.
“I don’t think it’s completely out of the question that he could extend his deal. We haven’t talked to Bayern Munich about Timo Werner yet.
“Maybe he doesn’t even want to go to Munich. Maybe he would rather join (Thomas) Tuchel in Paris, (Jurgen) Klopp at Liverpool or (Lucien) Favre at Dortmund.”
Werner has enjoyed another productive season for Leipzig, scoring 19 goals in 35 appearances and helping them reach the German Cup final against Bayern on May 25.
A fresh challenge appeals to the 23-year-old, whose versatile, energetic style of play is perfectly suited to Liverpool’s under Klopp.
While Werner wouldn’t necessarily be a guaranteed regular, he would be a valuable signing and someone with huge potential.
Bayern are still favourites to sign the Germany international, but it is a sign of the Reds’ current standing that they are battling the European giants for his signature.