Liverpool are reportedly fearing the prospect of Barcelona joining the hunt for Timo Werner. The Reds are currently clear frontrunners for the striker but are aware that things may change when the transfer market opens.
Werner has been very open about his excitement at the prospect of moving to Anfield since reports regarding interest emerged.
Now it looks like Liverpool are beginning to step up their interest in Werner ahead of the summer window.
While all transfer activity has been temporarily suspended, Klopp decided several weeks ago that he wants to meet witH Werner face-to-face.
That plan was then derailed by the coronavirus crisis but he is hoping to arrange the talks once normality has resumed.
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If successful, it would be a huge stride towards winning the battle for Werner ahead of other potential suitors.
Bayern Munich are heavily linked but have made Leroy Sane their priority.
According to Bleacher Report, Barcelona are the club Liverpool are fearing most.
The report states that the La Liga giants have already been in touch with his representatives.
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That could spell trouble for the Reds if they do to move quickly to conclude a deal.
The Anfield hierarchy has until June 15 to trigger Werner’s £50million release clause.
Barcelona need to replace Luis Suarez who is way past his best despite still being a world class striker.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another player being tracked by Barcelona incase a move for Lautaro fails.
RB Leipzig’s head of football Oliver Mintzlaff has claimed he is yet to receive any contact from Liverpool or Bayern regarding Werner.
“Neither Jurgen Klopp nor Karl-Heinz Rummenigge contacted me,” he told General-Anzeiger.
“We are happy that we were 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 still a very good stage for Timo Werner on which he can develop as a German international.”
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