Why Timo Werner ‘would prefer to sign for Liverpool over Chelsea’, according to report in Germany

Liverpool and Chelsea target Timo Werner would favour a move to Anfield, according to a report in Germany.

The Red Bull Leipzig striker has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League since last season but his contract expires in 2023.

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Germany international Werner is one of Europe’s most sought after strikers
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Werner has 24 goals in 25 appearances for Leipzig this season.

It is understood the Reds and the Blues are the frontrunners to sign the 23-year-old.

Chelsea are certainly in need of a striker with the futures of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batashuayi looking uncertain.


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However, Liverpool do not necessarily need a new frontman as they have Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane chipping in with goals this term.

But German publication Bild claims that Werner would prefer to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool have made excellent progress under Klopp, winning the Champions League last season.

They are also well on their way to a first Premier League title as they currently have a 16-point lead at the top of the table.

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Could Werner be Klopp’s next major signing at Liverpool?
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The report also states that Werner would be much better suited to Klopp’s fast-paced system.

Bayern Munich are also thought to be interested in the Germany international and Leipzig boss Oliver Mintzlaff recently admitted he wasn’t surprised to see him linked with Germany’s biggest club.

“If Timo continues to score goals, it is clear that not only Bavaria is interested in such a world-class player.” Mintzlaff said.

“Nothing is unsaleable in football. We have to be so honest.”

Werner’s exit clause is believed to be in the region of £55million.

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