Rumour Has It: Liverpool offers Werner five-year deal

RB Leipzig star Timo Werner seems to be moving closer to a switch to Liverpool while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United has set its eyes on Jack Grealish.

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner showered praise on Liverpool earlier this month, increasing speculation on a move to England.   -  Getty Images

Liverpool appears to be getting closer to completing a deal for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner. Werner, 23, has been linked with a move to Anfield after a prolific season with the Bundesliga side. Now, it seems the Germany forward is continuing to take step towards joining the European champion.

TOP STORY – LIVERPOOL OFFER WERNER FIVE-YEAR DEAL

Liverpool has offered Werner a contract until 2025 worth £6.8million (€8m) a season plus bonuses, according La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira.

The Premier League club is reportedly ready to pay Werner's release clause of £49m (€58m) before April.

Werner, who recently spoke glowingly about the Premier League club, has 27 goals in 33 games in all competitions this season.

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ROUND-UP

- Manchester United is backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Sun reports United is preparing a £250m spending spree amid links to the likes of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jadon Sancho, Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Leicester City's James Maddison.

- Coming out of contract at the end of the season, Jan Vertonghen seems set to leave Tottenham. The Evening Standard reports Inter has contacted the defender about a potential move.

- Could Marcelo Bielsa be set to leave Leeds United? ElDesmarque reports Real Betis has contacted the Argentinian about his situation, with Leeds chasing promotion to the Premier League.

- Looking to strengthen its defence, Chelsea has made RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano its number one transfer target, according to the Mirror.

- Amid some criticism of Real Madrid over its decision to let Theo Hernandez leave for Milan in July, CalcioMercato reports the 22-year-old Frenchman is happy at the Serie A club, where he has starred this season.

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