Bayern Munich are prepared to wait another year to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig on a free transfer, rather than paying a fee this summer, according to German publication Bild.
The striker has long been linked with a switch to the Allianz Arena, though other places have also been mention as possible destinations, such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Liverpool. Real have signed Luka Jović from Eintracht Frankfurt in the meantime, PSG are being linked with Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann these days, while Liverpool are indicating that they won’t be spending big on any player this summer, despite reports of their interest in Nicolas Pepe of Lille.
Bayern are well known for their knack for scooping top players from other Bundesliga sides, and it seems they have identified Werner, 23, as the preferred long-term successor to 30-year-old Robert Lewandowski.
Leipzig have insisted, on more than one occasion, that Werner would either sign a contract extension or leave the club this summer, but it appears the German champions have set out to test their resolve over that stance.
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