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Steve Nicol considers whether RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner would move to Liverpool in the near future.
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RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has not ruled out leaving RB Leipzig this summer amid links with Premier League giants Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Werner, 23, has been in great form for Leipzig this season after almost leaving the club last summer. The Germany international signed a new contract at the start of the season, keeping him at the club until 2023, in a deal that is believed to include an “affordable” release clause, sources recently told ESPN.

Despite going without a goal in his last two matches, Werner has scored 20 goals in as many league games so far this term with a host of major European clubs chasing his signature. The Germany international did little to warn off rumours of his departure and dropped hints that he could be ready to move abroad this summer.

“When you score 20 goals as a 23-year-old in a season then, of course, there is interest. That’s clear,” Werner told German news outlet Kicker. “But, right now, I am not thinking about what happens in the future.

“We are going into many important games. That’s what I want to focus on now. I can still contemplate my future later.”

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But when asked about a career plan, Werner said that his future depends on the offers he receives: “What do you say if a club comes knocking in the next two weeks, a club which is one of the favourites to win the Champions League and makes an incredible offer? Most likely every player would think about it.

“I can generally imagine playing abroad one day, although I don’t have any specific club where I want to be.

“I am open for everything. I was over in America for a holiday recently and English football was on all of the time. That’s an exclamation mark for the Premier League. But there are also big, famous clubs and it would certainly be fun playing there.”

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