Timo Werner was the driving force behind Red Bull Leipzig’s surge up the Bundesliga table this season, helping them secure a second-placed finish and an automatic spot in next season’s Champions League.

The 21-year-old striker scored 21 goals and provided seven assists for Leipzig and was rewarded with his first cap for Germany back in March for his efforts.

Werner has attracted the interest from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Liverpool, both of whom have Champions League football next season, but another team have entered the race.

Journalist Emanuele Giulianelli has claimed that West Ham are now looking at Werner and have made him their number one striker target.

He goes on to mention that the Hammers are ready to make a €25m offer to sign the German striker this summer.

Many clubs are eager to sign Werner and it’s likely that he will leave Leipzig, but West Ham appear to have made the first move in this saga that will drag on for much of the window.