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"There have been no inquires and Timo didn't contact us either," said Krosche to Goal in response to the rumors. "These rumors have been around for weeks. As of now, there is nothing new."
Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have long been linked to the young German striker who has quickly become the hottest commodity heading into the summer transfer window. Teams from across Europe are seeking the striker's skills with an attempt of solidifying their standings in their given league. Barcelona and Real Madrid have also shown interest.
For now, Werner is staying put at Leipzig. The ever evolving COVID-19 crisis has made a move for Werner that much harder. It hasn't stopped the rumor-mill but the player's release clause is set to expire at the end of the month which could drive his price incredibly high.
"Neither Jurgen Klopp nor Karl-Heinz Rummenigge contacted me," said head of Red Bull Global Soccer Oliver Mintzlaff. "We are happy that we are able to extend the contract with him until 2023. He played a really strong first half of the season and was not the only reason why we won the autumn championship because of his 18 goals."
"We also believe that we are in a very good stage for Timo Werner on which he can develop as a German international."