Timo Werner transfer update provided by RB Leipzig amid coronavirus crisis

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Timo Werner’s future at RB Leipzig is still up in the air, according to the club’s sporting director Markus Krosche.

Werner is hot property in European football right now, with an impressive return of 27 goals in 36 appearances for Leipzig this season reportedly attracting a host of clubs.

It is believed Liverpool hold a serious interest in the German striker, who admitted last month that he would be interested in moving to Anfield.

“You have the best coach in the world there in Jurgen Klopp, a German,” Werner told Sky in Germany.

“There is a lot to suggest that my style of play would fit in well there.”

As well as the Reds; Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid are said to be eyeing up a potential move for Werner.

But Leipzig chief Krosche insists the 24-year-old’s future remains uncertain, describing his current situation as “looking into a very foggy crystal ball.”

“Anything is possible,” he told German television channel Sport1.

“We don’t know how the transfer market will develop.

“We’re looking into a very foggy crystal ball. We don’t know what our resources will be like and what options the other clubs have.”

He then added: “It’s clear that Timo has attracted other clubs with his great performances, and his goals and assists.”

Nevertheless, any sides planning to launch a bid for Werner this summer may be forced to wait because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 350,000 people are believed to have contracted the virus worldwide, meaning sporting chiefs have been forced to postpone or cancel numerous events.

And with all domestic football leagues in Europe on hold until further notice, the summer transfer window could be delayed until later in the year.

Krosche also explained how the coronavirus outbreak is already impacting clubs’ transfer plans for the end of the season.

“England has the same problems as us. It’s wrong to rely on things running differently there just because they have investors. Investors also have financial pressures.

“The crisis isn’t just affecting one industry, but rather has worldwide implications. We can’t estimate today whether current values will remain the same in six months.”

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