Liverpool held negotiations with No.11 German goal machine

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Although one footballer has his heart apparently set on a move to Liverpool, a change in his release clause could give Manchester United hope of being able to persuade him otherwise.

RB Leipzig centre-forward Timo Werner has a clause set at £52m according to the Daily Star, who cite The Athletic in noting that the clause could be changed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

They suggest that a FIFA document concerning proposed changes to the upcoming transfer window states quite clearly that negotiating changes of dates on options and clauses in existing contracts will be able to happen quite freely.

The Daily Star say there is a clause in Germany international’s current deal that means any interested parties can sign him before June 15 for the £52m, meaning that the Reds will need to act fast if they want to secure his signature.

However, if this date is shifted, it then allows the likes of Red Devils back in to make their move, as the Norwegian manager looks to deliver a side that is capable of winning trophies again.

At present, a starting spot for the player is arguably more likely with Man United than their rivals, but the footballer’s will is ultimately what will decide his next destination.