Bayern Munich will prioritise Leroy Sane over Timo Werner this summer, giving Liverpool’s chances of signing the RB Leipzig striker a boost.
Jurgen Klopp is a long-term admirer of Werner, who has been prolific in his three seasons with Leipzig since joining them from Stuttgart in 2016.
His goalscoring form has attracted the interest of Bayern, who are set to refresh their forward line this summer as veterans Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery depart, but according to the Mirror, the Bundesliga giants have their eyes on another target.
Manchester City star Sane is seen as a more direct replacement for the departing duo, as he plays as a winger more often than Werner. Therefore, the Munich club have stepped aside in the race for Werner, and will focus all their attentions on the unsettled City man.
This could pave the way for Werner to seal a switch to Anfield. Although Klopp has played down Liverpool’s summer transfer plans, he could be tempted to move for a player who has just one year left on his contract – although Leipzig’s £50m valuation is deemed too excessive at present.
Liverpool have dealt with them before, though, taking Naby Keita last summer for a fee of €60m.
If the German side refuse to lower their asking price, then Klopp would be happy to put his faith in 19-year-old Rhian Brewster to be Roberto Firmino’s back-up at centre-forward.
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