April 24, 2020, 17:14 IST changed
Reported Liverpool goal Timo Warner has not been the subject of any transfer inquiries in recent weeks, revealed Marcus Croce, sports director at Arab Leipzig.
Warner has long been associated with a number of top clubs, including Bernalona and Bayern Munich, but claimed this week that the striker was ready to join Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Germany International is said to have a ধ 60 million release clause ending in June.
However, Werner, who scored 21 goals in 25 Bundesliga games in 2019-20 before the season was postponed due to a carnivirus epidemic, does not have the vision of Leipzig in Croatia.
Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaf revealed last week that neither Liverpool nor Bayern had any contact with Warner and that it still remained, according to Croce.
“No inquiries have been made and Timo has not contacted us,” he told reporters on Friday.
“These rumors have been around for weeks. There’s nothing new so far.”
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While Croce hopes the global COVID-19 crisis will have an impact on the upcoming transfer window, campaigns across Europe are still unbalanced.
Germany’s Bundesliga is set to become one of the first major leagues to start playing next month.
“It will be a separate transfer market,” Croce said. “It will depend on whether the league and the European competition will be able to play in the end, because that means a lot of income.”
Leipzig has its own move, with Croce hinting at negotiating with Roma to reconsider the 29 million fee to sign Patrick Schick permanently.
Shik has scored seven goals in 15 league games with a loan from Serie A.
“Patrick feels very comfortable with us and I can think of staying with him,” Croce said.
“The option hasn’t changed at the moment, but probably in the next few weeks [it will]. All clubs have to deal with this crisis. “