Timo Werner has poured cold water on leaving RB Leipzig in January but the striker says that the prospect of playing in the Premier League at some point in his career excites him.
The 23-year-old, who has already found the net 18 times in 17 Bundesliga appearances this season, says his priority for now is to lead Leipzig to the league title.
They are two points clear of Borussia Monchengladbach and four ahead of Bayern Munich at the midway point, while Julian Nagelsmann’s side are also preparing for a Champions League round of 16 tie against Tottenham.
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Yet Werner’s form has captured the interest of several clubs across Europe, including Chelsea, Bayern and a number of La Liga sides.
Frank Lampard, the Chelsea head coach, has already spoken of his desire to strengthen in attacking areas this month. While Olivier Giroud is close to completing his move to Internazionale, the Blues are working hard to acquire reinforcements to help Tammy Abraham.
The prospect of signing Werner, who has a release clause of about £42million, may seem unlikely in this window but a summer move seems far more likely.
Speaking to Bild, the Germany international said: “The Premier League is certainly the most interesting league, you have to say. There is a certain flair to watching the English league and playing there.
“But many Germans have also been very successful in Spain, such as Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil.”
However, asked if he could leave Leipzig this month Werner added: “As of now I have no desire to look for a move elsewhere.”