According to a report from Italian news outlet calciomercato, Inter Milan have ‘officially‘ entered the race to sign highly sought-after Liverpool target Timo Werner this summer – even after the player allegedly displayed initial ‘resistance‘ to the idea of a Serie A move.
Werner, who has racked up an impressive 21 goals and seven assists over 25 Bundesliga starts this campaign, making his footballing return last weekend along with the rest of the German top flight, is currently attracting Inter’s interest as the Nerazzurri prepare to find an alternative to Lautaro Martinez – especially as the Argentine forward has been linked with a move to Barcelona recently.
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Currently possessing a release clause of £52 million according to Sky Sports, Werner has been at the centre of Liverpool’s interests as manager Jurgen Klopp reportedly has ‘meetings scheduled‘ to sign the player this summer – with the German apparently being a huge admirer and wanting to entice him with an Anfield switch.
However, as per this calciomercato report, we now face competition over his signature and may well have to step up our interest to avoid the Italian challengers potentially swooping in on our main transfer target.
The Reds could still be in the driving seat for his signature, though, given Werner has made no secret of his respect for Liverpool in the past – believing our style of play ‘suits him‘ and hailing Klopp as the ‘best coach in the world’.
A past Sky report claims he is ‘almost certain‘ to depart RB Leipzig in the coming months, but if we want to secure his signature, the club may have to fend off Inter’s advances.