In Germany, Bayern Munich have apparently signalled this week that they do not intend to attempt the signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, the 21-year-old attacking star for club and country who has scored a goal or assist every 88 minutes in the Bundesliga so far this season.
In England, this news has been met with speculative talk of Liverpool perhaps buying Werner. Because he’s a good young striker striker and Liverpool have struggled to score at times this season, mostly. It seems a bit of a stretch at best, but it’s going to be a hard rumour to avoid.
The Daily Mirror have led the way, packaging up a few quotes about Bayern’s supposed disinterest, touching on the fact that Liverpool bought Naby Keïta from Leipzig and expect him to show up next summer, and reminding everyone that Liverpool’s manager is in fact German.
“We had a pleasant lunch and dinner with FC Bayern, with Mr. Rummenigge and Mr. Hoeness,” begins the proportedly meaningful quote from Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff. “We talked about everything. But we did not talk about Timo Werner. Therefore there is no enquiry or offer.”
So. Leipzig’s sporting director says there is no enquiry or offer from Bayern for Timo Werner. And Liverpool need a striker and Jürgen Klopp is German and also Liverpool have dealt with Leipzig recently—just never mind how strange and acrimonious it at times got.
It all seems a bit of a stretch. At best. So we’re probably going to be talking about it as a thing that could just maybe happen for the next six months at least now.