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Rumour Mongering: Italian Options vs. a Delayed Liverpool Deal for Timo Werner

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Another day, another set of rumours as the striker may be open to Inter now or could end up at Anfield on a delayed deal a la Naby Keïta.

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On the weekend, Timo Werner had his heart set on Anfield and nowhere else. Today, his heart might be wavering and the German might be ready to head to Italy. Or he might be on the verge of agreeing a delayed move to Liverpool.

So it goes in the land of rumour mongers, and today brings a pair of competing stories out of Italy and England. In Italy, it’s that he’s increasingly open to the idea of an Inter move. In England, it’s a Naby Keïta-style delayed deal is on the table.

We’re not entirely convinced by either, mind, but a lot of that simply boils down to the fact that it seems fairly reliable at this point that every two or three days will bring with it a supposed new twist to the Timo Werner transfer tale.

Still, for whatever it might be worth, CalcioMercato claim that Liverpool’s hesitancy over doing a deal this summer has led to Werner reconsidering his options, and that it could be Inter’s chance to steal the 24-year-old away from them.

Meanwhile in England, The Athletic say delayed deal could be done with Werner staying at Leipzig for a year and joining the Reds in 2021—though we’d be surprised if anyone at Anfield is entirely happy at how that worked out with Keïta.

At this point, about all we’re certain of is Liverpool rate Werner very highly and the club had him as their top attacking transfer target before the world got put on hold by coronavirus, leaving everyone uncertain about finances and the future.