Liverpool to miss Timo Werner transfer as Bayern Munich set to pounce

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Liverpool are at risk of missing Timo Werner after supposedly suspending all transfer activities in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

And it could see Bayern Munich go ahead in the race to sign the RB Leipzig hotspot as they look for an alternative to Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.

Liverpool were called on to sign Werner this summer after the striker stormed the Bundesliga this season, scoring 21 goals in 25 games to fuel the title challenge for Leipzig.

The 24-year-old has scored four more out of eight Champions League games, adding competition to the Reds’ fearsome front line and providing a promising option for the future.

But Liverpool has frozen all recruitment plans in the face of current uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Daily Mail.



Liverpool have been hired to sign Timo Werner, who has stormed the Bundesliga this season

And that could make them miss Werner, reports claiming he has a £ 51m release clause in his contract with Leipzig which is due to be activated by a certain date in April.

Bayern is also a fan of Werner, and having so far been frustrated in their attempts to sign Sane from Manchester City, the Bundesliga champions could turn their attention to the German international, reports ESPN.

The Mail reports that Liverpool have also suspended contract talks for the time being – which could expose them to the future of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and defender Dejan Lovren.



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If their future is not secure this summer, they will both enter the last year of their contracts, which suggests that the reds could lose them for nothing.

There is no indication as of when the summer transfer window opens, European national leagues are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And the Mail says that Liverpool will not resume any recruitment or contract negotiation activities until the transfers are clear.

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