Red Bull Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has hinted that Timo Werner could stay at the club beyond the summer due to the impact of coronavirus on the Premier League.
Werner was heavily linked with a January move to Chelsea as Frank Lampard searched for a striker in order to take the goalscoring burden off top scorer Tammy Abraham.
However, a move never materialised meaning that the Blues would have to wait until the summer to continue their pursuit.
It’s not only the player’s club who stand in the way of a potential move to Stamford Bridge for Werner, with Liverpool also said to be interested in the German striker.
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There is now uncertainty around football due to the delays brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, and Krosche has said the economic uncertainty could affect any potential move for the striker.
“England has the same problems as we do,” he told Sport1.
“Their investors also have economic constraints. The crisis affects not only one industry, but has global effects.”
Werner has scored 21 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions for Leipzig so far this season, including a penalty in the German side’s first leg victory over Tottenham in the Champions League round of 16 tie.
That goal helped his side go through to the quarter final of the competition thanks to a 4-0 aggregate win over Chelsea’s London rivals.