Reported Tottenham and Liverpool target Timo Werner allegedly offered new contract with £61m buy-out clause

Timo Werner of RB Leipzig gestures during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund at Red Bull Arena on January 19, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany.

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool reportedly want to sign the RB Leipzig ace.

Timo Werner of Leipzig looks on after the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on December 19, 2018 in Munich, Germany.

According to a report from German publication Bild, RB Leipzig are attempting to tie Timo Werner down to a new contract that would include a £61 million buy-out clause, in news that will be a blow to Liverpool's and Tottenham's hopes of signing the forward.

German media outlet Sport Bild claimed earlier this month that both the Reds and Spurs were tracking the 22-year-old front-man.

 

Bild reported earlier on this month that the Germany international could be available for just £36 million, if he failed to sign a new contract, and it seems as though Leipzig are desperate to avoid that from happening.

Werner is a real talent, and would be an exceptional addition for either Tottenham or Liverpool, but should he sign a new contract with the Bundesliga outfit, with a reported buy-out clause of £61 million, the north London club would realistically not have a chance of signing him.

Timo Werner of RB Leipzig in action during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Napoli and RB Leipzig at the Stadio San Paolo on February 15, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

Liverpool do possesses the kind of financial firepower needed to lure him away from Germany, however.

Much will depend on what Werner actually wants to do, and with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2020, something will have to give sooner rather than later.

Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Red Bull Arena on December 16, 2018 in...

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