The future of Timo Werner was one of the hot topics in the January transfer window, amid links with Chelsea and Liverpool.
The Germany international has consistently been linked with a move to the Premier League amid interest from Chelsea and Liverpool, while Bayern Munich have also been heavily touted for a move for the forward.
However, recent days have seen the links with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool ramp up and a crucial piece of information has now emerged in the battle for his services.
Bild report that a deal for Werner’s services has to be completed swiftly as his release clause with the Bundesliga side is set to expire at the end of April.
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The release clause allows a prospective buyer to secure him for between €55milion and €60milion, depending on Leipzig’s final Bundesliga position – but time is running out.
From the end of April, Leipzig can demand whatever price they feel is necessary for the 23-year-old, which is likely to be an astronomical figure given his form this season.
Werner has struck 20 goals in 21 matches for the Bundesliga title-chasers, as well as six assists, and has also hit three goals in six Champions League matches.