Liverpool Transfer News: AC Milan Rival Reds for Timo Werner in Latest Rumours

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistMay 31, 2018

Leipzig's Timo Werner celebrates after scoring a goal during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Liverpool are reportedly still looking at RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, but AC Milan could rival the Reds for his services, according to the latest reports from Italy.

Gazzetta dello Sport (via TalkSport) reported the Rossoneri are eager to add to their options, and the Germany international is on their list.

Football Italia added more details, noting Milan have some financial fair play issues they have to deal with before they can make a move:

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#RBLeipzig striker Timo Werner is reportedly on #ACMilan’s shortlist, but any transfer will depend on #FFP. https://t.co/ttw8ZtkbHp https://t.co/Q8rJuRalyx

The report also stated Leipzig would prefer not to do business at this time, as they will already lose powerful midfielder Naby Keita to the Reds this summer.

Werner is one of the rising stars of German football, scoring frequently for Leipzig and the national team. He won the top scorer's title at the Confederations Cup last summer and is expected to lead the line at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as well.

Known for his blistering speed and natural finishing ability, he would undoubtedly be a great fit in the fast-paced style of manager Jurgen Klopp.

Here is a look at his profile:

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Liverpool are not expected to add to their―many―attacking options unless they sell first this summer, but there are some players who could leave. Divock Origi seems a likely candidate after an unsuccessful season on loan at Wolfsburg.

Convincing Werner of the Liverpool project likely wouldn't be hard, but promising him enough minutes is another matter. He has so far prioritised playing time over anything else in his career, opting to join Leipzig from Stuttgart when the club was promoted, at a time it wasn't clear they would be so good in the Bundesliga.

U20 German player Dzenis Burnic (L) vies with German national football team forward Timo Werner during a test match on May 30, 2018 ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. - The 'Mannschaft' stays for trainings in Rungghof until June 7, 2018. (Photo b

Much will likely depend on the World Cup―if he plays a good tournament, his value will soar, and other clubs might become interested.

Bayern Munich could be a dream destination if the Bavarians lose Robert Lewandowski. His agent Pini Zahavi told Sport Bild (via Goal's Ronan Murphy) the Polish ace is looking to leave.

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