RB Leipzig striker, 24, Timo Werner has been linked with the Premier League’s side, Liverpool and Chelsea are in a race to sign Werner this summer transfer window. Chelsea likely to sign the 24-year-old with so much interest to bring him to the Bridge to strengthen the front line of the Blues
Werner has been linked with a host of clubs from across Europe this summer due to his impressive form for RB Leipzig.
The forward has scored 27 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions this season, including 25 in the Bundesliga
Following that impressive form, Werner has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, as well as Liverpool in recent months, with the striker believed to have a £52m release clause.
Liverpool’s admiration in the player is well known, but Chelsea is said to be interested in securing the services of the 24-year-old this summer.
And now Matthaus has appeared to hand the pair a boost in their pursuit of Werner this summer by claiming a transfer to his old is unlikely to happen.
Werner recently revealed in an interview with a German publication that he is favouring a move abroad in the summer.
“Bayern is a great club, we don’t need to talk about it, and Hansi Flick has proven this season that he’s a really good head coach,” he told Sport Bild.
“Werner has now decided to publicly refrain from switching to FC Bayern. I can understand the reaction,” Matthaus told Sky Sports Germany.
Before the former Germany captain added: “This back and forth harms him and his performance. Since he extended the contract in Leipzig and was able to concentrate on it, he has shown outstanding form.
“Now he has let it be known that a move abroad would appeal to him more than a move to Munich. I think that the Werner and Bavaria chapter is now finally over.”
“But if a change should ever become an issue, I would rather take a step abroad than switch to Bavaria.
“It’s just that the challenge in another league would appeal to me a little more than a change within the Bundesliga. And of course, it also plays a role that the mutual appreciation should be there to the maximum.
“That’s why I chose RB Leipzig at the time, and because of that, I would choose the club again in my next step, which would give me that feeling.”