Bundesliga’s 21-year-old goal-machine linked with surprise Liverpool move

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According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are being linked with a move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. The same sources believe that the Merseyside giants could be front-runners for Werner next summer.

The 21-year-old attacking sensation had been linked with a move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, but RB Leipzig sporting director Oliver Mintzlaff appeared to rule them out.

“We had a pleasant lunch and dinner with FC Bayern, with Mr Rummenigge and Mr Hoeness. We talked about everything,” Mintzlaff told German broadcaster Sport 1.

“But we did not talk about Timo Werner. Therefore there is no enquiry or offer.”

Timo Werner has started this campaign well, he has already scored six goals in nine matches so far this season after scoring 21 in 2015/16 term.

Jurgen Klopp’s side already have a deal set up for Leipzig central midfielder Naby Keita, having paid a premium last summer in order to get the deal done a year early.

Meanwhile,  Juventus will reportedly considering to challenge Liverpool for the signing of Sporting defensive midfielder William Carvalho next year and will be keeping an eye on the player when the two teams clash in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

It’s known the powerhouse midfield has a €40 million (£35.5 million) release clause in his current contract, but despite that potential expense, Juve are going to sign both Carvalho and Liverpool German midfielder Emre Can in the summer.