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Liverpool handed double Timo Werner transfer boost as Philippe Coutinho return ruled out

Timo Werner in action for RB Leipzig

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Liverpool have been handed a double boost for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

The Reds have been linked with the German professional, who is believed to have a £52m release clause in his contract. Yet, the player himself has revealed his admiration about the Premier League side.

Recently Bleacher Report claimed Werner is having lessons to improve his English. Meanwhile, Inter Milan have joined the race for the 24-year-old.

However, in an interview with PassioneInter.com, BILD Head of Football Christian Falk has reacted to transfer speculation.

He said: “Werner won’t go to Inter. There are already meetings scheduled with Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool are the big favourites to buy him in the summer.”

Falk has also opened up on the future of former Reds star Philippe Coutinho, who spend the last term playing loan for the Germany champions Bayern Munich.

“No, Bayern won’t buy Coutinho. After struggling both in Germany and Spain, the valuation has decreased, so much so that the basis for the negotiation, now, should be around €60m. The biggest problem, however, is that of his wages, which in Barcelona reached €10m per year. Not all clubs can afford similar figures, especially with the Coronavirus crisis. For the midfield, however, I can tell you that Mario Gotze could be of interest for Inter. His contract with Borussia Dortmund will expire in June, so he can be signed on a free transfer. I’m sure he will be contacted at least once, to probe the ground. Gotze, therefore, could be a good alternative,” he added.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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