Werner chasers suffer decisive blow as Liverpool receive word from striker

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Liverpool have been cleared to seal their move for Timo Werner after the RB Leipzig striker settled on Anfield as his preferred next destination, according to a report.

The Reds have long been linked with a move for the Germany international, who has made no secret of his admiration for compatriot Jurgen Klopp and the manager’s style of play.

Previous reports suggested that Liverpool wanted more time to mull over a deal amid alleged interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

Serie A side Inter Milan have also reportedly opened talks about a move, but according to Tuttosport (via Inside Futbol), Werner has his heart set on a move to Merseyside.

The report claims that the 24-year-old has snubbed interest from other interested parties and wants to play under Klopp.

Werner said of Klopp and Liverpool’s style of play earlier this year: “I know that Liverpool is the best team at the moment in the world and when you are linked with that team it makes me very proud.

“It’s a pleasure but I know that Liverpool play a lot of good players and I have to improve myself and I need to learn many more things to get to that level and to play there.”

Werner scored 27 goals in 36 games for Leipzig before the season was halted in mid-March due to the global pandemic.

However, the striker will have the chance to add to that tally later this month after the Bundesliga announced the resumption of the competition from next Saturday.

The German top division is the first major league in Europe to announce a return of the current campaign, with Paris Saint-Germain handed the Ligue 1 title on a points-per-game basis after the season was prematurely ended.

In other news, the former coach of Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir has revealed that a switch to Anfield is all but sealed for the player.

Cakir has been linked with a move to Liverpool for a number of months and reports suggested that he was the preferred choice before the Reds signed Adrian from West Ham last summer.

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