Sport No release clause for Liverpool target Timo Werner

17:26  13 september  2017
17:26  13 september  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Real Madrid plotting move for Liverpool target Werner

  Real Madrid plotting move for Liverpool target Werner Liverpool were heavily linked with a summer move for Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner but Jurgen Klopp decided to hold off on a move for a new striker having kept hold of Daniel Sturridge. Werner remains on Liverpool’s radar having scored 31 goals in his last 40 games for club and country, breaking into the Germany national side following his £9m move from Stuttgart last summer, but they could face some competition for his signature. Spanish source Don Balon claim that Real Madrid are drawing up a shortlist of forwards they will look to sign in the near future as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema continue to age. The 21-year-old striker is known for his pace and power, not to mention his clinical nature in front of goal, netting four in four games already this season. Liverpool have loaned out Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge is seen as a bit-part player at Anfield by Klopp, and it’s clear he doesn’t have much faith in his natural centre-forwards with Roberto Firmino occupying the number nine shirt.

Liverpool transfer target Timo Werner has no release clause , says RB Leipzig chief. Mark Brus for Metro.co.ukWednesday 13 Sep 2017 8:21 am. Share this article with Facebook Share this article with Twitter Share this article with Google Plus Share this article with Whatsapp Share this article through

Red Bull Leipzig have confirmed that striker Timo Wener does not have a release clause and the Bundesliga club are under no pressure to sell, thwarting Real Madrid and Liverpool 's pursuit.

Liverpool were keen on signing Timo Werner in the summer but decided to hold off on a move and went after his Red Bull Leipzig teammate Naby Keita, who will be joining the Reds for a club-record £48m fee next summer.

That’s not to say Liverpool don’t still hold long-term interest in Werner. With Divock Origi not in the first-team picture at the moment, Danny Ings struggling with injuries yet again and Daniel Sturridge clearly not Jurgen Klopp’s preferred centre-forward, the Reds could move for a striker in the near future to complete a star-studded attack with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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Werner has really broken out since his £9m move from Stuttgart last summer, netting 25 goals and providing seven assists in 36 games for Leipzig, and 31 goals in his last 40 games for club and country.

No Perisic release clause

  No Perisic release clause Inter Milan have revealed that Ivan Perisic’s new contract does not include a release clause. The Croat signed a new two-year contract extension earlier this month but was a transfer target for Manchester United this summer.Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio says the player did not request a release clause when they renegotiated the winger's contract after the transfer window had closed.Ausilio says Inter persuaded Perisic to stay with their ambition for the future."Perisic still had a few years on his contract," he told Mediaset Premium.

RB LEIZPIG director Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed Liverpool and Real Madrid target Timo Werner does NOT have a release clause . The 21-year-old striker was magnificent for the Bundesliga‘s surprise package last season — and has attracted attention from the European heavyweight duo.

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Despite interest from Liverpool, Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed that Werner won’t be leaving on the cheap as there is no release clause in his current contract, meaning clubs will likely need to stump up a major fee for the Germany international.

“He has a contract until 2020 and he feels at home here. We are playing in the Champions League. With this, we can offer Timo everything to continue his development here. We are completely relaxed. Here, he has the perfect platform.”

Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the 21-year-old striker.

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Euro papers: Atleti close on Costa .
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental press to round up the latest transfer news from across Europe. SpainAtletico Madrid will finally complete the signing of Diego Costa from Chelsea this week. Costa has not been involved for Antonio Conte's side this season as he tries to force through a move to his old club. (Marca)Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in RB Leipzig striker and Liverpool target Timo Werner. The 21-year-old scored 21 goals last season and has caught the eye recently with three goals in Germany's two World Cup Qualifiers last week.

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