Timo Werner has been told Bayern Munich don’t want him - by RB Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick.
Germany striker Werner has his heart on a move to the Allianz Arena this summer, as he looks to take the next step in his career.
Initial negotiations took place in March between Bayern and Werner’s agent, Karlheinz Förster.
But the deal has gone cold since Robert Lewandowski agreed to a new contract in Bavaria, maintaining his place as the club’s No.1 striker.
Werner’s contract at RBL runs until 2020 and he has refused to sign a new deal.
And it seems Bayern are now prepared to wait until next year to take him for nothing, with Rangnick declaring that no offer has been forthcoming and pouring scorn over a potential move.
"I would not be so sure that Werner will actually go to Bayern,” Rangnick told Sport Bild.
"If Bayern were absolutely sure about Timo, they would have already officially contacted us with a request. Anything else would be unusual for Bayern, especially since we have a good relationship with them.
"Our position has not changed: we do not want him to go into the last year of his contract without an extension.”
RBL have consistently stated that Werner won’t be allowed to walk away for nothing, and will sell this summer.
They are hoping that a number of European sides will now come to the table.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has a long-standing interest in Werner, but is wary of blocking Rhian Brewster’s path to the Reds first-team.
Manchester United , with Romelu Lukaku set to be dispensed with by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, could offer a solution if Werner is keen on a Premier League switch.
Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have both also previously monitored Werner.
Source: Daily Mirror
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