Liverpool have been interested in RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner for a long time.
The club has given an ultimatum to the player as his contract is set to expire in 2020.
Werner has been told either to leave the club or sign a new contract.
Werner spoke last month of a possible move, but also suggested that he could remain with his current club for a further year and then leave on a free in 2020. (via TEAMtalk)
But Leipzig’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has told Werner that unless he agrees to a contract extension then he will be sold next summer.
“Of course we have to know at the latest after the end of the season,” Mintzlaff declared, speaking to Kicker.
“A club like us cannot afford to go with Timo Werner in a final contract year.
“It’s logical that such a player should be courted by clubs that have a very different sporting perspective and different financial possibilities than we have.
“But as long as we develop as a club, and of course the Champions League participation would be very helpful, I believe that Werner is still in good hands with us.
“If Timo does not strive for the highest possible salary, then it would be a good investment in his sporting future.”