Paper Talk: Man Utd’s Celtic raid; Klopp serious over £87m German

Date published: Monday 26th March 2018 8:01 - Oli Fisher

Liverpool are planning a €100m bid for a German international star, while Man Utd are eyeing a Celtic defender, according to Monday’s papers.



Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a “serious interest” in signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, according to reports on Monday.

The Star (via Bild) claim that despite comments from Werner, Jurgen Klopp has not given up hope of signing the German international, and has an £87m bid planned for the 22-year-old.

Werner indicated recently that he would like to play in England at some point in his career, but seemed to prefer a move to Old Trafford over Anfield.

“Playing in the Premier League is a dream for me,” he told FourFourTwo. “I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs.”

However, speaking after Leipzig’s last game – a 0-0 draw with his old club Stuttgart – Werner stated his summer intentions.

Asked if he would be staying at the club until the end of his current contract – which runs until 2022 – Werner replied: “Next year, definitely, I will stay in Leipzig.”

Werner is under contract until 2020.

Leipzig apparently want to extend his deal – which expires in 2020 – until 2023 before the World Cup starts in Russia.

Bild have also claimed that Klopp is in contact with Werner’s agent, Karlheinz Forster, over a possible summer move.


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