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RB Leipzig chief updates on Timo Werner's future

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Leipzig won't sell Werner on the cheap - Oliver Mintzlaff
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RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff has stressed that the club won't be compelled to sell Liverpool target Timo Werner during the summer transfer window.

The German has been in stupendous form for Leipzig this term and he has registered 30 goals and 12 assists from just 39 appearances across all competitions.

As a result, he has attracted interest from some of Europe's elite clubs but Mintzlaff has stressed that the club won't sell him for a reduced fee

"It won't get any cheaper. We will not sell a player below value if he is under contract for more than a year," he was quoted as saying by SportBILD.

The coronavirus outbreak has plummeted the transfer valuations of different players but Leipzig remain reluctant to negotiate on Werner's £52m release clause.

Jurgen Klopp's side are regarded as the favourites to sign Werner this summer but reports claim that they may have second thoughts over making a move amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

In such a case, it's reported that Werner could decide to remain with Leipzig for another 12 months rather than making the switch to either Chelsea or Manchester United.