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Leipzig CEO says Liverpool target Timo Werner "won't get any cheaper"

Timo Werner has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, but RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has no plans to drop the striker's asking price.

Werner 'won't get any cheaper' amid Liverpool links, says RB Leipzig chief

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has stated that if Timo Werner does end up leaving the club, he won't go on the cheap. The striker has been heavily linked with a move to Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool.

Timo Werner's release clause

The 24-year-old is high on the list of priorities for the Premier League leaders and has impressed again this season, scoring 30 goals in 39 games in all competitions. According to reports, the Germany international has a release clause of around 55 million euros that must be triggered by June 15, but Liverpool are said to be unwilling to meet that price.

Mintzlaff, however, said there was no way Werner, who is contracted at the Bundesliga club until 2023, would be any cheaper. "[His transfer fee] won't get any cheaper. We will not sell a player below value if he is under contract for more than a year," he told Sport Bild. "In general, we always have to ask the following question – can we replace a player if we sell him for less than his market value? But, I only think about those things once I have the facts on the table."