Liverpool in close contact with Germany international over £87.5m transfer move

Jurgen Klopp is in close contact with Timo Werner’s camp as he looks to push through a stunning £87.5million transfer for the Germany international this summer, reports claim.

The Liverpool boss is a huge admirer of the attacker, who is said to be open to a move away from Red Bull Leipzig this summer. Werner has become unsettled by talk of Leipzig boss Ralph Hassenhuttl leaving the club and has decided that he sees his own future elsewhere.

The 22-year-old is expected to lead Joachim Low’s attack for Germany at the World Cup in Russia this summer and he wants his future to be secured early on in the transfer window.

And Klopp is in regular contact with his agent as he looks to push through a mega money deal, according to Bild. Liverpool have already secured the transfer of Naby Keita from the Bundesliga outfit but Klopp wants his team-mate to also make the move to Anfield.

However, Werner played down talk of a summer transfer and insisted that Leipzig would not sell him.

‘I did not want to clarify anything, just repeat what our sporting director Ralf Rangnick has always said, that he would not let me go – even if I wanted to – in the summer anyway,’ Werner told Kicker.

‘Ralph Rangnick says to me that I will stay, no matter what happens – as will those around me, I think we will have two or three very good new players coming in the summer.’