The poker around Timo Werner (23) is now finally open. The question is: Will there be more clubs next to Bayern?
In the half-time against Wolfsburg (2: 0) said Leipzig boss Oliver Mintzlaff (43) on Sky: "We want to extend the known time with Timo and, of course, necessarily hold him. But he signaled to us that he would rather not extend. "
That means: Leipzig wants to sell Werner (contract until 2020) in the summer!
The Bavarians are still top favorite after BILD information.
But: Leipzig will give other interested parties the chance to bid.
Like Liverpool and coach Jürgen Klopp (51). The Reds are said to have kept an eye on the striker. Also Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain with coach Thomas Tuchel (45) to watch Werner. That should drive up the price.
The Leipzig wants at least 40 million euros for the national team. It is questionable whether Bavaria is willing to pay the sum in the summer if they can get it free of charge a year later.
Werner consultant Karlheinz Förster (60) has already knocked out the cornerstones (salary, contract period) of a possible cooperation with Bavaria.
Or do Klopp or Tuchel still intervene?
The poker is open …