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Timo Werner to Chelsea: RB Leipzig chief’s transfer claim, £60m fee, Liverpool competition

The break in Premier League football due to the coronavirus outbreak has meant that attention may have turned from the fixtures onto what could happen in the summer.

Despite the uncertainty of what will happen, clubs are still working hard to ensure that they have their targets lined up ahead of the summer transfer window.

One player who has been linked with a move to the Premier League is RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea one of the clubs said to be interested in the German.

Liverpool have also been linked with the forward, with the player previously talking of his admiration for Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp.

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But, after a lot of speculation both during and after the January window, what is the latest on the forward’s future? Take a look below to find out.

Werner drops Premier League hint

Timo Werner has previously admitted that a move to the Premier League would interest him.

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.”

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£60m battle

Back in January it was reported that Chelsea were set to face competition from Liverpool for the signing of Werner.

According to the  Daily Mirror, Jurgen Klopp is a long-time ­admirer of the 23-year-old and the Reds are interested in a £60m transfer.

German outlet Bild also claim that Anfield would be Werner’s preferred destination if he decides to leave the Bundesliga club.

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