Liverpool’s pursuit of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has been handed a boost after Bayern Munich switched their attention towards Manchester City winger Leroy Sane
The Reds are looking to reinforce their attacking department after lifting the Champions League title, and Jurgen Klopp seems to be very interested in landing the 23-year-old German.
With Mohamed Salah’s future at Anfield hanging in the balance, the former Borussia Dortmund chief of staff wants to bring a high-profile forward in case the Egyptian star leaves the Premier League for La Liga.
For the moment, Leipzig’s £50m valuation of the player represents an obstacle in his potential departure, as both Liverpool and Bayern consider it excessive for the youngster.
Scared off by the Red Bulls’ high appetites, the Bavarians have decided to direct their focus towards Leroy Sane, who could leave the Etihad Stadium in the summer.
Bayern’s withdrawal from the race could pave the way for the Merseyside outfit to secure Werner’s services and add another quality piece to their devastating offense.
One of the Bundesliga hottest properties has netted 16 goals in 30 league outings last term, adding nine assists in the process.