RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed there has been no contact from Liverpool or Bayern Munich for reported Chelsea transfer target Timo Werner.

The 24-year-old has unsurprisingly attracted interest from top clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.

Remarkable is an understatement to describe Werner’s record of 21 goals and seven assists in just 25 appearances in Bundesliga.

Chelsea who could likely lose Olivier Giroud at the end of his contract this summer has been one of the clubs who are reportedly interested in the Germany international.

The previous reports suggested Liverpool have been in pole position to sign Werner, but Leipzig chief Mintzlaff has played down the speculation.

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He told General-Anzeiger: “Neither Jurgen Klopp nor [Bayern chairman] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge contacted me.

“We are happy that we were able to extend the contract with him until 2023. He played a really strong first half of the season.

“We also believe that we are still a very good stage for Timo Werner on which to develop as a Germany international.”

Although the Leipzig camp has made it clear that they want to keep their star, Werner will likely have the final say for his future this summer.

Werner reportedly has a €60 million (£52m) release clause and was close to join Bayern Munich last summer (Metro).

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