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Clubs have 12 days to sign Timo Werner

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have just 12 days to trigger Timo Werner's release clause in order to sign him for less than £50m.

The 24-year-old has a release clause in his current contract with RB Leipzig which is set to expire on June 15. The release clause in the striker deal is €55m (£49m). 

It was reported that Chelsea and Manchester United are also interested in signing the German international and they held talks about signing him.

It is well known that Werner wants to move to a club which participate in the Champions League and he will have enough play time.

The German signed an extension in his contract with the Bundesliga club until 2023.

This season Werner scored 32 times, including 25 goals in 29 Bundesliga games.

Recently, it has been reported that Leipzig could sell Werner for less after his release clause expires as the coronavirus pandemic might cause a drop in the prices of the players when the transfer window opens.

However, these assumptions have been made before Mauro Icardi signed with Paris Saint-Germain as the Persians took the option to sign the Argentinian from Inter for a fee of £51m.

Considering the fact that Werner is three years younger than Icardi, Leipzig might not sell their star for less than £50.

Last year, Bayern Munich have backed out of a €30m deal to sign Timo Werner and it is unlikely to buy him this summer, as the 24-year-old expressed his desire to move abroad.

Inter Milan was also reported to be interested in signing the young star, but the club sporting director Piero Ausilio said last week that Werner would not be moving to the Italian club.

In February, in an interview with Viasport, Werner expressed his opinion that Liverpool is the best club in the world and Jurgen Klopp is the best manager right now.

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