The German striker has been strongly linked to a stint in the Premier League with Liverpool and Chelsea, rumors have it.
Thursday’s reports suggested Werner wanted a transfer to Liverpool, but the Merseyside club had no plans to bid.
Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has now responded to the news and revealed that the situation regarding their star striker has not changed.
“There was no investigation and Timo did not contact us either,” Krosche told reporters on Friday.
“These rumors have been around for weeks. For the moment, there is nothing new. “
Werner has a £ 52 million release clause in his current contract which expires on June 15.
Since the transfer window may be postponed due to the coronavirus, it is unclear whether the referral will be extended on that date.
Sky Sports has reported that Liverpool will not make an offer before that date, while Chelsea’s position is unknown.
And Krosche thinks that a large part of summer transfer activities will depend on the end of the current season.
“It will be a different transfer market,” added Krosche. “It will depend on whether you can play leagues and European competitions at the end, because it means a lot of income. “
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Barcelona could still embark on an agreement for the 24-year-old if he can raise the funds to sign it.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barça chief Eric Abidal met Werner’s father last month and had positive discussions about a transfer.
Barça could now increase their interest after Inter Milan seemingly ruled out Lautaro Martinez’s chances of advancing to Nou camp.