Barcelona have contacted Timo Werner’s representatives about a possible move to the Camp Nou, according to the Bleacher Report.
The website claims that Liverpool are the German international’s no.1 choice with the player even taking English lessons, but Barca’s interest could put a spanner in the works.
The Reds are unlikely to spend a significant amount of money when the transfer window opens but they are said to have a long-standing interest in Werner.
It is believed that the 24-year-old does have a €60m (£52m) release clause, which will likely encourage the Merseyside club into making a move, but so far, they have not made a formal approach.
RB Leipzig’s head of football Oliver Mintzlaff has said neither Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp nor Bayern Munich’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have been in contact to talk about Werner.
“Neither Jurgen Klopp nor Karl-Heinz Rummenigge contacted me. We are happy that we were able to extend the contract with him until 2023.”
“He played a really strong first half of the season and was not the only reason why we won the autumn championship because of his 18 goals. We also believe that we are still a very good stage for Timo Werner on which he can develop as a German international.”
Whether Barcelona or other interested clubs like Chelsea or Manchester United, will make a move for the German, we shall have to wait and see.